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  • May 19th, 2008

    Red Sox 11, Brewers 7:
    Kicking off Interleague Play with a Sweep…

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Yes, a win is a win is a win, and anything can happen in baseball (Look at the fact that Julio Lugo plays shortstop for the Sox, despite the fact that he is horrible) but I think the fact that the Brewers are a less than stellar competition helped alot this weekend. And it was a good thing, because, the pitching staff was very erratic this weekend…

    Since 2006, the Sox are 31-8 in Interleague play; including 15-8 at the Fens…3-0 is a great way to kick off interleague play for the the 2008 campaign…

    Speaking of pitching staff, ya know what I am seeing when I look at the Sox bullpen this year? 2003–otherwise known as the Bullpen by committee. No, not in terms of “no one knows their roles, and who is going to be what on any given day” But from the standpoint that every one of the pitchers the Sox have has the potential to be a stud–and do have flashes of brilliance, but in the last week or so, just are not getting it done…I know management is high on Craig Hansen, but now that his sleep apnea is corrected and they let him gown up a bit–what is the excuse for his less than stellar-ness? And MDC–what is going on there? And Okajima has been throwing BP lately–and now his wrist is hurt…

    And WHAT is going on with Josh Beckett? In 2006 he gave up 8 homers–all year, in 2007 he gave up TWO–all year. So far, in 2008–NINE… And yesterday’s line–mediocre at best (but good enough for a win) going 7 innings, thawing 107 [pitches, 75 for strikes) while giving up 6 runs and 6 hits (including FOUR homers) while striking out 9 and walking 1…

    Looks like some interesting starter this week. Making a 2nd spot start for the Sox is Justin Masterson, who went 6 strong on April 24th, giving up only a run. Hopefully he can repeat that performance again–although he has been struggling since returning to Portland…

    And then on Wednesday, Bartolo Colon will make his 1st start in a Red Sox Uniform, for game 3 of the KC series…He is currently 2-0 with a .63 ERA at Pawtucket in 3 starts…

    Have you seen the standings lately? The SKANKS at the BOTTOM? And being swept by the Mets this weekend certainly did not help thier cause…I know they always seem to get themselves out of trouble…But Holy Buckets, its fun to watch them flounder like this…

    Brandon Moss, who is playing in Extended Spring Training Games today and tomorrow, should be back at Pawtucket for a rehab assignment later this week. He had an emergency appendectomy on May 3rd…

    Its inter4estingt o note that we did not see Eric Gagne pitch at all this weekend, despite the chants of “we want Gagne” that went on during last nights game. Apparently he is sucking pretty badly in Milwaukee as well. He has blown his last 5 saves, and has lost his closer job–and yes, they are paying him $10 million to sit…

    Coming up: The Sox kick off a 4-game series against the KC Royals, with Jon Lester getting the start, opposed by Luke Hochevar for KC. 1st pitch 7:05pm

    One Response to “Red Sox 11, Brewers 7:
    Kicking off Interleague Play with a Sweep…”

    1. Kaylee says:

      The sox are great :) and so was lester tonight!

      how you been doing christine?

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