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  • May 15th, 2008

    Red Sox 3, Oreos 6:
    And the wheels on the bus keep falling off…

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:21 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    And that would be the SECOND 5 game losing streak in a season that is less than 50 days old–freaking brilliant…

    And what rankles me the most is freakin Jay freakin Payton hits a grand slam off Okajima to win the game. Yeah, that loser who was unhappy with the amount of playing time he was getting as a BENCH PLAYER and actually PICKED A FIGHT with Tito to get released….MEGA Immature crappy human being move…

    So this makes this 10 game road trip and abysmal 4-6–YUK…

    And in a complete and utter alternate reality situation–the Sox have dropped to 2nd base in the AL East Standings–and guess who is in 1st place? TAMPA BAY….how freakin bizarre is THAT??? At least the Skanks are still 4.5 games behind, in 4th place…

    I don’t even know where to begin with the horribleness that has been the last couple of days. I never thought that I would be grateful for the bathroom remodel that has taken over my life for the last week (pretty much done know, thankfully) but it has kept me away from these games–and probably prevented me from driving right up and taking my rightful spot on the Tobin Bridge…

    Let’s look at one of the few bright moment of yesterday’s game: Jon Lester, going 6 innings, giving up only 2 runs on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5. He only threw 86 pitches in his 6 innings or work, which is pretty good, so I am a bit confused as to why they did not let him pitch deeper into this game…

    Because of all of the injuries in the outfield (JD Drew and his wrist, Coco and his belly/headache) the Sox have a new face on the roster: rookie center-fielder Jonathan Van Every. He went 1-3 (single–and 2 strikeouts) in his major league debut.

    To make room for Van Every, the Sox placed Clay Buchholz on the DL, as he ripped off his fingernail during the 2nd inning of his loss on Tuesday night. From Clay: “I’ve had a fingernail bend, but never one that just came off. It went all the way off and I just had to end up tearing it off. It was really tender toward the end of the outing…I knew something had happened when I threw it, so I didn’t even look at it. I just kept throwing and when I went in the dugout, it was bleeding a bit and I didn’t tell anybody. It’s my own fault, I guess.” This probably explains his crappy outing the other night…but what about the ones before that? Maybe some rest will help…

    More help on the way: Brandon Moss, who has his appendix removed on May 3rd, has resumed baseball activities, and will soon begin rehabbing at extended Spring Training….

    Apparently, the role of allowing inherited runners to score is no longer being played by Mike Timlin. Okajima, after last year only letting 4 of 28 runners score, has allowed 11 of 16 score in 2008–that also happens to be the highest ratio in the AL. He also holds an awful 1-5 record, and has blown his last 4 save situations–and all of this with a .93 ERA…Go figure…

    Some very random thoughts: 4 weeks today–return to the Holy Land–Whoo Hoo! And my Mike Lowell road jersey came yesterday–Cannot wait to wear it!

    And a Special Birthday shout out to my Dad (and die-hard Cleveland Indians Fan) Mike…

    Coming up: A day off (their 1st in 16 days) and then they return to the confines of Fenway Park, to face Eric Gagne and the Milwaukee Brewers, in their 1st Interleague series of the 2008 Campaign. Daisuke gets the nod, opposed by Brewers starter, old friend Jeff Suppan, 1st pitch: 7:05pm…

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