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  • September 9th, 2008

    Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay 0:
    Well, They won’t be swept…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:45 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    On the day the Sox broke the major league record for consecutive sell outs at 456, it is only fitting they would get a win…

    And this win moves them to 1/2 game (1 in the loss column) even closer to winning the AL East and getting to the postseason…

    AND, with Minnesota being off yesterday, they move to 7GB the Sox in the Wild Card…And even better–The Skanks LOST AGAIN–do they are still firmly in FOURTH place–10 games behind–and with a 1% chance of making the postseason…

    The fact that I am SO loving the Skankee demise–does that make me a BAD person? HA HA

    Over the last couple of years, watching Jon Lester pitch, I would see these flashed of brilliance, the flashes that made the inconsistencies and awful starts even more frustrating. It was like he vacillated between wonderful and abysmal starts–so it’s great to see how he has really grown into a wonderful pitcher–and he is still only 24 years old. When I watch him now, I feel like I am watching Josh Beckett–especially how he was last year, when, every 5 days, you felt like the Sox would win–and were shocked if they didn’t…

    And Jon Lester’s start last night was no different. Pitching 7 2/3 of no run 4- hit ball (the SEVENTH time this season he held a team scoreless), while walking 3 and striking out 9. He threw 119 pitches, 74 for strike. Honestly, I was surprised he came back out in the 8th inning. Do you think it was he or Tito who was a bit untrusting of the bullpen, and wanted to let him go as far as he could, and then maybe Papelbon could finish it out?

    In a bit of a surprising move, JD Drew was activated before last night’s game, but did not play. Chances are, he will not start until the final game of this series, as lefty Scott Kasmir is starting tonight….He has been on the DL since August 17th with a strained lower back…

    Fortunately, the Sox have elected NOT to bring That Clay Person back up from the minors, now that their season is over. From Tito: “That’s a little bit more up in the air how his (Clay Buchholz’s) winter is going to progress. We talked to him for probably a half hour,” Francona said. “We’ll continue to talk to him over the next couple of days on just how we want to progress with the rest of his winter — fall and winter.” Whoo Hooo!

    Tonight: Get your Maalox ready! Daisuke goes for win #17, which would break the record of most wins in a single season by a Japanese pitcher (Hideo Nomo currently holds the record) Sorry, despite his record, don’t feel like I do when Lester and Beckett pitch–and fortunately, Beckett goes tomorrow. Scott Kasmir gets the nod for the Rays. 1st pitch 7:05pm

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