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  • June 17th, 2009

    Red Sox 8, Marlins 2:
    And we have to wait ANOTHER week for John Smoltz???

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    W…T…F…???

    John Smoltz will be making his final FINAL rehab start for Pawtucket tonight, then he will sit for 7 days, and make his 1st start in a Red Sox uniform on Thursday, June 25, against the Washington Nationals in DC…From John: “I’m going to have an abbreviated game (Wednesday) then next week; it looks like Thursday against the Nationals will be my first start. That gives me plenty of time to figure everything out, get situated and anxiously await my first start…I think when I’m out there, my goal is, like I said before, to create that aura as long as possible and to make sure that people go, ‘Oh, he hasn’t missed a beat.'”

    Why Why Why Why WHY??? Haven’t we seen enough of Daisuke’s horrendous pitching to last a lifetime? It was tolerable (in a Tums-popping kind of way) when he was WINNING, but now that his record is the same as Dontrelle Willis’ (with a 7+ ERA to match), it’s not even remotely amusing anymore…And he makes his next start on Friday, against Atlanta….freaking wonderful…

    I understand the Sox are trying to avoid having Smoltz pitch to the only other team he has ever known, but another WEEK? This sucks…

    A friend of mine saw his 1st game at Fenway Park last night, and of course, thought it was the most amazing thing ever (I think he is already making plans for a return trip this summer…) and I am so glad they won when he was there…

    Tim Wakefield, with another excellent pitching performance, claimed win #9 last night, throwing 6 innings (93 pitches, 56 for strikes), giving up 2 runs on 6 hits, while walking 1 and striking out 4….Joe Maddon: are you watching???

    The bullpen then combined for 3 innings of 1 hit ball, so things seem to be back to normal on that end…

    With this win, the Sox are 22-8 at Fenway, which is the best in the majors–Now, they just have to do some work on the away games….But the saying is: win at home, and break even on the road, and you should be fine….

    And David Ortiz! Whooo Hoo! with homer # 5, he went 2 for 3 with a walk and 3 RBI’s In the last 13 games, he has hit in 10 of them, with a .317 BA with 4 homers, 2 doubles, 6 runs scored, and 10 RBI’s…Is Big Papi back? Certainly looks like it…Yay!

    Jed Lowrie has bee doing the live batting practice thing for the last couple of days, and looks to play in some extended spring training games, which will allow him to get as many at bats as he needs to be ready to join Pawtucket over the weekend…Probably a week there, give or take and we could see him back with the big club sometime next weekend…..Hopefully…

    All Star Vote update: Dustin Pedroia is stil in 2nd place to Ian Kinsler (who the &(&#@*&#()@* is Ian Kinsler, he plays for the freaking Rangers for crying out loud) Jason Bay still leads all of the outfielders, with Jacoby Ellsbury and JD Drew 10th and 12th. You still have about 2 weeks to vote, as balloting ends 11:59 pm EST on July 2nd, with the results being broadcast in a special on TBS on July 5th…

    In the other balloting: Kevin Youkilis has taken his rightful place, back on top in the 1st place battle for All-Star , leading Mark Toxemia by about 1,300 votes….Jason Varitek is behind Joe Mauer of the Twins and Mike Lowell is 4th in balloting for the hot corner…Eva(n) Longoria leads that position…

    So, Sammy Sosa’s name has finally been leaked as one of the 104 that tested positive for PED in 2003–Shocking, I know….

    Coming up: The middle game of this 3 game series with the Marlins, which is also the 500th consecutive sellout with Bad Penny! getting the start for the Sox, opposed by Andrew Miller for the Fish. 1st pitch: 7:10pm

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