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  • May 13th, 2008

    Red Sox 3, Twins 7:
    1 out of 4 is REALLY Bad…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:50 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    What the heck just happened? Last weekend, Sox starters were kicking butt and taking names, this weekend, it’s a Mongolian cluster, where far too many hits, walks and homers were given up…

    Ironically enough, the offense, hitting at a .293 pace as a team, isn’t at fault here–it’s the fact that now pitchers cannot hold leads they are given…

    Here is Clay Buchholz’s line for last night’s game: 4.1 innings, giving up 7 runs on 8 hits while walking 5 and striking out 4…And his Road states are even uglier: 0-3, with a road ERA at 8.64…Guess we all know who will be moving their ass to Pawtucket when Bartolo Colon is read to pitch in the bigs…

    Rather than bouncing back and forth from Pawtucket and back again, The Sox traded Bryan Corey to the San Diego Padres this weekend for a player to be name later, or cash considerations. Bryan struggled mightily with the Sox this season, with a 10.50 ERA over 7 appearances with Sox….

    And the release that bums me RIGHT out is the fact that the Sox have decided to cut ties with Batsh*t Julian Tavarez, designating him for assignment on Monday, to free up the roster spot for Sean Casey, returning from the DL… 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA for this season, Julian really hasn’t pitched all that much for the Sox this year, having only made 9 appearances this year fro the Sox (and only 2 in the last 2.5 weeks.) The Sox now have 10 days to make a trade (there is supposedly still one in the works to, possibly Colorado) or release him outright. He was always so entertaining to watch, whether it was seeing him play traffic cop, pointing to players to make a play, rolling the ball to 1st base, or bouncing it, he always seemed to be 1 bad pitch away from gnawing off his own arm. He will be missed…

    Despite the fact that Tito said last week that Jed Lowrie would stay with the team when Alex Cora was activated, and despite the fact that Julio Lugo not only made ANOTHER error that cost the Sox a win this weekend, and now he is out for an indeterminate amount of time with a concussion, the Sox send Jed Lowrie back to Pawtucket… WHY??????

    More hardware for Youk: For a week’s work that included hitting .375, with 3 doubles, 30 total bases, 8 runs, 5 homers, 10 RBI’s and an astounding .93 slugging %, Kevin Youkilis is the American Leagues Player of the Week for last week. From Youk: “I don’t think there’s anything to it, other than I’m swinging at some balls and hitting them out. I’m not trying to; it’s just happening. If I could tell you the reason, I would tell you the reason, but there’s no reason behind it.” This is Youk’s 1st Player of the week award…

    Something that completely shocked me this weekend: Abe Alvarez was released from Pawtucket this weekend…The organization has such high hopes for him, and he was the 2nd round pick for the Sox, back in 2003…

    Continuing his loooooong rehab assignment, Curt Schilling backed it up and doubled it–15 feet that is. From 75 feet is where Curt threw about 75-80 pitches over the weekend…he will continue to add distance and quantity as time goes on…

    Tonight: Josh Beckett tries to right the ship tonight, as the Sox kick off game #1 in a 2 game series against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. He will be opposed by Jeremy Guthrie for the Cookies. 1st pitch: 7:05pm

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