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  • July 1st, 2008

    Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay 5:
    Another 1-Run Game, Another Loss…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:46 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    And now, the Sox sit 1.5 games behind Tampa Bay in the AL East Standings. The Sox tried in the late innings after trailing 5-2 for the most of the game, but once again, they fell short with a late inning rally. They are currently 11-13 in 1 run games…seems like a lot worse than that…maybe because it 2-11 on the road…Yikes!

    Justin Masterson, in his 1st crappy start, did not much to help the cause, going 6 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits (including 2 homers), while walking 5 and striking out 5–he threw 105 pitches, 57 for strikes…

    Not that its a surprise to anyone, but David Ortiz, who leads all of baseball in All-Star votes (and over 900K in the DH category) will not be playing in the All-Star Game on July 15th, two weeks from now…From Big Papi: “I’m going to go to the All-Star Game. I’m not going to be able to play. But I’ve got to bring myself out there and show respect for the fans. There’s a reason why they vote for you, and you’ve got to be able to respect that…” His rehab is going well, with him currently hitting off a tee, although he still has some pain and weakness, Big Papi hopes to be heading towards a rehab assignment right around the All-Star Break…

    When Manny slapped Youk less than a month ago in the dugout, and it was downplayed by the team, as well as Manny and Youk as “heat of the moment”–it was an isolated incident. But now, getting angry with traveling secretary Jack McCormick and shoving the 64 year old man to the ground? WTF? Once again, the Sox are downplaying the incident, as are Manny and Jack–but this goes WAY beyond “Manny being Manny” MBM describes the crazy and goofball things he does, like hanging out in the scoreboard, or carrying a water bottle in his back pocket out onto the field? But the man obviously is dealing with some anger issues, which seems pretty out of character for him–and that is not even remotely amusing. I know the Sox don’t like to reprimand people, especially their superstars, but downplaying this is a very bad idea–and sends the completely wrong message…

    Hopefully JD Drew’s June Numbers will continue into July: Having hit his TWELFTH homer in June (which is one more than he hit ALL OF LAST YEAR) he joins the ranks of Sox who have hit at least 12 homers in 1 month. The last time it happened was in 1958, when 14 were hit, by Jackie Jensen. Rounding out the 3rd is another Red Sox outfielder–you may have heard of him: Ted Williams, who hit 13 in 1950…JD Drew’s final line for June in 26 games: .337 BA, with 27 RBIs and a MLB leading slugging percentage of.848 for the month…

    Tonight: Game 2 of the 3 game series against Tampa Bay, with Tim Wakefield, going for his 20th win against the Ray gets the start for the Sox, opposed by Rays starter Matthew Garza 1st pitch 7:10pm…

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay 5:
    Another 1-Run Game, Another Loss…”

    1. wickedpissadude says:

      Will the Sox be in first place going into the All Star Break? Playing like they did last night, I don’t think so. Let’s hope something sparks tonight.

      GO SOX!!


    2. Ted D says:

      Christine! Glad to see you back, and I hope your trip was great. Tough 3 games for the boys here lately. Losing now 2-1 in the 8th, but 2 on, 1 out and Yay D Woo! is coming to the plate.

      Hope this finds you well,


    3. Christine E. says:

      Hello gentlemen:

      Thanks so much for your comments–the Sox are driving me to distraction, although they are doing better tonight…a win would be great momentum going into the Skankee series

      Trip was great Ted, except there was no Red Sox baseball..:-( But I am glad to be back..2 weeks is too long to be away from my life…

      Hope you are well

      Go Sox!

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