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  • May 18th, 2009

    Red Sox 2, Seattle 3:
    Why are the Sox losing to these crappy teams???

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:57 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    There has been 11 errors at the shortstop position for the 2009 campaign thus far, and 6 of them were made by someone not named Julio Lugo. Yep, the other 6 were made by Nick Green, including 2 during yesterday’s game which marred a great performance by Justin Masterson…

    And his “excuse” was just as bad as any I have heard from Julio “I am the starting shortstop” Lugo: “I had a good grip on it. It just happens. Do I want it to happen? No. Obviously it happened at the wrong time, so what are you going to do? I’ve been trying to slow things down. I slowed it down too much. I took my time, but I got a little lazy and didn’t come back over the top of the ball. It (stinks) to happen, but it did.”

    You “got a little lazy” huh? And that is what the Sox are paying you to do? Get a “little lazy”? Brilliant…

    So, obviously, Nick Green isn’t the answer–and waiting another 2 months or so for Jed Lowrie is not going to work. How many more games need to be decided by errors in the Shortstop position, before something happens? Isn’t there a rookie in Pawtucket that could step is? Or a trade to be made?

    And Justin Masterson did exactly what he was supposed to: pitch well, and keep the Sox in the game. And he did, throwing 93 pitches (60 for strikes) over 6.1 innings of 2 run ball, giving up 9 hits (including a home run) while walking none and striking out 6.

    And can I tell you how aggravated it makes me to see David Aardsma as Seattle’s freaking CLOSER, with a 1.45 ERA no less–and he was completely effective against the Sox in this series. He sucked when he pitched in the Sox bullpen…

    Looks like Youk will be back as soon as his DL stint runs out. He will be playing in 2 PawSox games on Monday and Tuesday, and then will return to the Sox lineup for Wednesday’s game…and not a moment too soon…

    Tuesday’s game will mark Big Papi’s return to the lineup, after having 3 games off to clear his head.

    Hopefully it does the trick. I cannot believe we have seen the last of a great David Ortiz…

    In preparation for interleague play all of the pitchers have started the annual batting practice ritual. Interleague play begins for the Sox this weekend, as they host the Mets for 3 games…

    Coming up: A day off today, then the Sox return to the Fens, for s huge 3 game series against AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays. Tim Wakefield gets the start, opposed by Brian Tallet. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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