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  • August 15th, 2008

    Red Sox 10, Rangers 0:
    Outscoring the Opponent 37-20?

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:42 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (5)


    Although the fact that Sox pitching gave up TWENTY runs in 2 out of the 3 games is a rather large concern…

    Last night’s win was the 12th shutout of the season for the Sox, which ties them with Cleveland for the record in the AL…

    And Daisuke…was Daisuke, but at least he threw 7 innings, giving up 6 hits (all singles) and 0 runs while walking 5 and striking out 5. He threw 115 pitches, 66 for strikes…still makes me chug Maalox when I watch him pitch–He is WORSE than Tim Wakefield…But he has 14 wins–and a nation with holes in their stomachs…

    MDC and Timlin also had an inning of scoreless ball each, with 2 and 1 strikeouts, respectively…

    Thankfully, Jacoby Ellsbury’s butt bruise, (aka bruised tailbone) from being hit by a pitch on Monday in Chicago, is better. While he still has not started since the injury–let’s hope that changes soon, because it appears that he is out of his slump, hitting .526 in the last 5 games with TWO homers and 3 stolen bases…

    How is this for SICK? (To steal a phrase from my stepdaughter) The new 3-4 tandem of Ortiz and Youkilis batted .522 with 5 home runs, 14 runs scores, and 16 RBI’s–in the last 3 games…And since the All-Star Break (24 games) Youkilis is batting .347 with 7 homers, 21 runs scored, and 20 RBI’s – So much for Youkilis fading in the 2nd half…

    OK, so the Sox decided to “not give up” on Clay Buchholtz, allowing him to pitch in Sunday’s contest against AJ Burnett. He was supposed to go tonight, against Doc Halladay, but newest acquisition, Paul Byrd is getting the nod instead. So the question remains–exactly HOW many MORE games will That Clay Person be allowed to lose (in the midst of an pennant race, no less) before they send him back to Pawtucket? It’s obvious he PANICS under pressure, and cannot get it done. And STOP comparing him to Jon Lester–cause while Lester had some DREADFUL outings and moments–he also had some major flashes of brilliance along the way. Clay has only had 1–and that is the no hitter from LAST YEAR…and really none this year–Nope, sorry, not seeing it….

    Owners Meeting Update: If Bud Selig has his way, the instant replay process will be put in place prior to the playoffs. It will be used to view disputed home runs calls for now.

    Discussions were also had about how to handle the on-going All-Star stuff (too many innings, not enough pitchers/players) The answer (for the moment) is adding 2 more pitchers per squad, which, to work, is going to really have to be mapped out as the “Dont use unless absolutely necessary, because if they don’t, the managers, knowing they have the 2 extra, will use all the other pitchers less , and end up in the same position at this year, extraEXTRA innings, and flirting again with JD Drew pitching an inning…

    There is still time to get in your donations for the WEEI/NESN 7th annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, which ends tonight. This year’s goal is $4 million. The Jimmy Fund, the official charity of the Boston Red Sox for 55 years, raises money toward supporting adult and pediatric cancer research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If you’d like to make a donation, go HERE. If you already have–Thank you…

    Coming up: Paul Byrd makes his Red Sox and Fenway Park Debut tonight, kicking off a 3-game series against Toronto (who is the exact opposite of the Rangers with the Best ERA in the bigs). And the Birds may be a little familiar to this Byrd–as he just faced them last week when he was with Cleveland (he pitches a complete game, only giving up 6 hits…)Roy “Doc” Halladay gets the nod for the Blue Jays. 1st pitch is 7:05pm…

    5 Responses to “Red Sox 10, Rangers 0:
    Outscoring the Opponent 37-20?”

    1. Mitch says:

      First, let me say I’m ecstatic to be able to just write here without subscribing. 🙂

      Second, I hope the Sox have saved some of that offense for Toronto, especially after being rained out last night. I guess we’ll know by the end of the day whether it was just them beating up on a deficient team or whether they’re ready to start mauling people.

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    2. Christine E. says:

      Hey Mitch:

      Thank you for your suggestions on how to open up my comments, without the SPAM issue…And welcome to Boston Red Thoughts!

      Toronto has GREAT pitching, and I fear your concerns may be valid–and right now, the Sox have has 3 hits off Doc–and its the 3rd inning…so hope something happens–soon!

      Thank you for your comments!

      Go Sox!

    3. Ted says:

      Hey Christine! Hope all is well. Last night was tough and today is worse; 6-0 Jays in the first inning. Hopefully Beckett isn’t hurt. 🙁

    4. Christine E. says:

      Hey Ted:

      I just got home and looked at the score–what the HECK is going on???

      And its never a game unless Aardsman or Timlin let an inherited runner or 5 score…:-(

      Hope you are well…

    5. Boston Knucklehead says:

      This is what I like to see!

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