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  • August 6th, 2008

    Red Sox 8, KC 2:
    Restoring Order to the Universe…

    Posted by Christine E. at 10:49 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    While we cannot always expect Josh Beckett to be this good, or for newest Red Sox teammate Jason Bay to go 4-5 for every game–when it does happen, it is certainly cause for celebration.Scratch that above–we are Red Sox fans; OF COURSE we expect this kind of perfromance all the time!

    But Josh Beckett, with 3 losses in a row prior to last night (he has never lost 4 in a row in his career) certainly bounced back and gave the Sox exactly what they needed: 6 2/3 IP, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 7. He threw 90 pitches, 58 for strikes…

    He also got what he has been desperate for: Run Support. On a night where everyone in the starting 9 got a hit –except for Mike Lowell, but he managed to score 2 runs anyway–Jason Bay left the offensive going 4-5 with 2 double, 2 RBI’s and scoring 2 runs…he is hitting .429 since joining the Red Sox less than a week ago…

    Dustin Pedroia (26 away games with a hit) and Kevin Youkilis (121 game shitting streak) also continued their production at the plate. AND Jacoby Ellsbury stole 2 bases last night AND got 2 hits…These were his 1st stolen bases since JULY 1st–Could he possibly be breaking out of his slump? (Oh, I reallyREALLY hope so…)

    And, apparently, the “clicking” in David Ortiz’s wrist is very common in injuries like his–and he was back in the lineup for last night’s game, as was Mike Lowell, having got a pain killing shot and some anti-inflammatories on his day off Monday….From Mike: “They told me they could give me shots every six weeks. I’m not sure that I want to go that rout. Maybe they’ve thought of some different treatment stuff, like pool stuff where you don’t have the stress of weight bearing stuff….Just anything, to make it feel more comfortable.”

    I guess Big Papi was feeling better–about alot of things–as he was the one who smashed the “welcome to the Red Sox” pie into Jason Bay’s face after last night’s game–wasn’t totally clear if it was whipped or shaving cream, but it was EVERYWHERE….

    Joba Chamberlain, leaving his start on Monday night with right shoulder tightness had an MRI yesterday, and will go and see leading orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews this week. The Skanks are not releasing any more info until after that examination…While I never wish ill on any player, the fact that the Sox would do better not to have to face him again…

    And while Tampa Bay beat Cleveland last night, thereby keeping their lead of 3 games on the Sox, the Skanks lost to the Rangers, which puts them at 6.5 games behind Tampa Bay–and 3.5 behind the Sox…HA HA…

    Well, so much for best laid plans: Bartolo Colon, in his 1st rehab start on this road back to the bigs, was roughed up pretty good in Pawtucket’s loss to the WB-Scranton Skankees last night. Supposed to go 2 innings, he didn’t get out of his 1st, going 2/3 of an inning, throwing 32 pitches (18 for strikes) giving up 3 runs on 4 hits which walking and striking out 1 apiece…and this is AAA ball…UGH…

    But it looks like David Aardsma, who also pitches for Pawtucket, and fared better (1 IP, 0 Hits and 2 walks) will be activated in time for this weekend’s festivities in Chicago.

    Hey! Did you know that Curtis Leskanic is a baseball scout? Holy Buckets! Leskanic the mechanic! I was wondering what he was doing since he retired–he was a very cool guy…Glad to see he is still with the Sox in some capacity. Apparently he was at Freddy Garcia’s tryout yesterday, doing the scouting thing….

    Neato factoid: Jed Lowrie has hit 2 triples in how whole career-and both of them have been this week, with the 1st batting right handed on Sunday, and the 2nd batting left handed in last night’s contest….Julio Who???

    Coming up: Tim Wakefield closes out the final 3-game meeting of the Royals for the 2008 campaign, and goes for the series win. 1st pitch 8:10pm. He is opposed by Luke Hochevar for Kansas City…

    One Response to “Red Sox 8, KC 2:
    Restoring Order to the Universe…”

    1. Boston Knucklehead says:

      I’m glad to see our new boy is living up to what we expected. He did have some big shoes to fill!

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