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  • March 18th, 2009

    Red Sox 9, Twins 5:
    4 Home Runs is Never a Bad Thing…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:36 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    …Unless it’s the other team that is hitting them…

    But yesterday, the side of might was the Sox, with Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Bay, Big Papi, and Jason Varitek all chiming in with 3 2-run shots and a solo shot (Varitek) respectively…

    Josh Beckett also had his “worst” outing of Spring Training, giving up 3 runs and 6 hits over 4 innings, while walking 1 and striking out 3…

    With this win, the Sox are creeping closer to .500, with an 8-10 record–and lead 2-1 in the Mayor Cup competition…2 more games to go to decide the fate of the Cup…

    Julio Lugo has his arthroscopic surgery yesterday–and while it’s not as bad as it could have been, he will be out 3-4 weeks, putting him in mid April to start playing again. While longer would have been nicer–anytime with Julio Lugo is a good thing..

    So I am driving in my car yesterday, and my husband sends me a text message: “Manny is at it already–out at least a week with a bad hamstring.” Of course, I needed to call him back on that–and ya know what the 1st words out of my mouth were “Can I just TELL you how happy I am that Manny is someone else’s problem?” And the most ironic thing? The fact that he got hurt putting in extra time on conditioning to make up for the fact that he missed a good portion of Spring Training with his contract nonsense…Hell, when he was with the Sox, if he arrived late, he never cared on whit…AND he insisted in playing left field, despite the fact that Joe Torre wanted him to DH–and of course, Torre listened to him, and look what happened–that’ll learn ya Joe…

    Looks like Dustin Pedroia is on the road to recovery and will be back into action soon–as in this weekend, possible. He has been fielding some ground balls, and will be starting some batting practice tomorrow–and if all goes well…

    More cuts: Lars Anderson, the Sox’s slugging 1st baseman of the future, has been sent to the minor, so he can play more. I am sure we’ll see him again at some point in the season… Joining him were Josh Reddick, Zach Daeges, Hunter Jones and Felix Doubront.

    I thought after USA lost last week in the WBC, that it was all over for them–apparently not–and now they beat Puerto Rico last night and are advancing to the semi finals…So Javier Lopez will be back–so that leaves Youk for USA, and Daisuke (who is kicking some serious ass) for Japan…

    So the Royals are the next team in a long line of teams who have signed Sidney Ponson. They offered him a minor league contract and an invitation to Spring Training. They’ll learn–just like everyone else. Did you know that he is a citizen of Bermuda–and has been banned from the country forever for his bad behavior–banned from your homeland–wow–it must suck to be him…

    And from the “Holy Buckets! This just in Department:”  The Sox released Josh Bard, which means Pawtucket guy George Kottaras will be Wake’s personal catcher, and backup to Jason Varitek.  I know the plan was for ‘Tek to mentor a young ‘un, but holy crap!  Talk about baptism by fire!

    Coming up: Brad Penny gets 2 innings in today’s minor league game, but the rest of the Sox have a day off, then it’s off to Sarasota to face the Reds in an evening game. Jon Lester gets the nod for the Sox. 1st pitch 7:05pm…

    And Special Birthday wishes out to my niece, who turns 18 today…She is not a baseball fan, but she grew up in a Yankee household–and still managed to turn out OK. Happy Birthday Manda!

    One Response to “Red Sox 9, Twins 5:
    4 Home Runs is Never a Bad Thing…”

    1. Phoenix says:

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