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  • July 2nd, 2008

    Red Sox 1, Tampa Bay 3:
    And yet another little Black Dot….

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:14 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    So, Tim Wakefield, despite turning in a competent 7 inning performance, throwing 115 pitches, 73 for strikes, and giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits, while striking out 4 and walking 3, could not overcome the 2 wild pitches, an error by Alex Cora (only his 2nd of the year–better than Lugo’s 15…), and precious little run support to get the win on this one. Once again, Wake deserved better….

    So last night, since there was nothing on TV (over 200 channels and STILL nothing to watch) my husband and I decided to watch the Ring Ceremony again. Wow…even more touching and poignant (and dustier in the house) than it was back in April, when Red Sox was full of hope that Curt Schilling would pitch again, and when Big Papi was healthy, and Manny was just a goofball, and it looked like the Sox would have no problem once again getting to the postseason. Not feeling as great about things as they stand now…

    And then the Tampa Bay Rays happened…and the Sox sit 2.5 games out of 1st place–and 1-4 halfway through this 10 game road trip–and after tonight? 4 with the Skanks, who, despite being 7.5 games behind the rays (and 5 behind the Sox) seem to be able to find ways to beat the Sox as of late….so, if things go horribly wrong, the Sox could be looking at a 2nd place tie with the Skanks come Monday morning…ewww…..

    Don’t forget, voting for the All-Star starters end tonight at 11:59 pm, so vote early and often, as JD Drew, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and Jason Varitek are locking in tight battles and every vote counts

    In stark contrast to JD Drew’s stellar June( 337 BA, 27 RBIs) is Jason Varitek’s’ horrible and prolonged slump: .122, getting 3 hits in his last 42 at batter, and hitless in his last 13, culminating with a horrible at-bat last night, when he pinch hit in the 8th inning–a 3 pitch strikeout. From ‘Tek: “It’s going to come. It’s been the worst rut of my career, but I’ll figure it out…Obviously, things haven’t been too good, so I’m just trying to work and get things to where I get to where I need to be…” During the slump, his batting average has went from .295 to .222…

    Tonight: The Rays go for a sweep, the Sox aim to divert one…Daisuke vs Tampa Bay Ace Scott Kasmir, 1st pitch 7:10pm….

    Go Sox!

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 1, Tampa Bay 3:
    And yet another little Black Dot….”

    1. BostonKnucklehead says:

      Things will turn around for the sox. They always do.

    2. Christine E. says:

      Welcome to Boston Red Thoughts, and thanks for your comment Boston Knucklehead–can I call you knucklehead for short? ;-)

      I hope you are right about the Sox turning it around–a win tonight, and taking at least 3 out of 4 from the Skanks would be a very good start

      Go Sox!

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