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  • April 21st, 2008

    Red Sox 6, Rangers 5:
    Getting the job done…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:38 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    What a great weekend for Red Sox baseball–and its most excellent to see that, time and time again, the Sox managed to get it done–hopefully that will be a pervading theme throughout the 2008 campaign…yesterdays come from behind victory was the 5th in their last 6 wins–and they have won 8 or their last 9 games, to keep them firmly in 1st place, right in front of the Oreos (?!) The Skanks are in 4th place, 3 games behind after being nearly swept by the cookies this weekend–they managed to win yesterday, but A-Fraud had to leave the game with a hamstring issue, and no one knows if he will miss any time with that…HA HA

    And while walking in the winning run downright SUCKS when its your team that does it–its pretty cool, and utterly amusing when your team is the walkee…and when Sean Casey did it in yesterday’s game, it was part of the 4 run 8th inning that helped overcome the 5-0 deficit the Sox found themselves in throughout most of this game…

    Tim Wakefield pitched pretty well, despite the fact that he gave up 2 homers (a solo and a 3-run shot) He only allowed the 5 runs on 7 hits, while striking out 5 and walking none–and he was hugely economical with his pitches, only having to throw 86–with an astounding 68 for strikes–and the best part is he went 8 innings, thereby giving the bullpen some more rest. Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and Daisuke–hope your taking notes….

    Because Manny was ejected in the 2nd inning (only his 4th time in his career) there was some maneuvering throughout the game, with Julio Lugo played left field in the 9th for the Sox, his 1st outfield appearance for the team…Hey, if the Sox would like him to be Manny’s backup out there as a full-time job, OK by me…anything to get him out being the starting shortstop…

    Coco Crisp is still having the soreness in his right leg–why don’t they just DL him and bring someone else up?

    Now: The annual Patriots Day game that coincides with the Boston Marathon. It is also the final game in this 4-game contest against the Rangers; Clay Buchholtz got the 11:05 start for the Sox, opposed by old friend Kason Gabbard for the Rangers, who didn;t go any futher than 2 innings, due to a back injury..

    Current score: 5-0, Sox at the bottom of the 4th inning…

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