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  • August 28th, 2009

    Red Sox 5, White Sox 9:
    Another Wonky Contest…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:50 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    Holy Buckets! What IS it with the Red/White Sox dynamic this year, each game weirder than the last (except for game 3, which was just an acid flash back to the early part of the decade…) and of course, this is a game I miss….

    Not that he could have pitched a ton of innings, but perhaps the Sox shouldn’t have released Bad Penny! (and activated Wagner) until Wagner was actually available to pitch (He threw a side session yesterday, which made him unavailable for last night’s game….It looks like he will be available tonight against Toronto…

    And because Tazawa sucked out loud, in about 6 different colors last night, throwing 85 pitches (52 for strikes) in 4 innings of work, while giving up NINE runs on 10 hits (including a homer) while walking 1 and striking out 2, and throwing a wild pitch, AND, with the bull pen being depleted, because Wagner wasn’t available, Saito hurt his neck, and it was a rout. Nick Green, NICK GREEN!!!! Pitched 2 innings in the game–and ya know what? He threw 35 pitches, 13 for strikes, and walked 3 batters, but he did not give up a run OR a hit…

    So now Nick Green is the proud owner of a 0.00 ERA, 2 innings of major league pitching under his belt, and making history with Jonathan Van Every (who pitched in Tampa Bay in April). Not since Doug Taitt and Jack Rothrock in 1928, has the Sox had 2 position players pitch in a season….

    And the weirdness kept coming: The Red Sox hit 3 homers in the contest–one of them, his 2nd in as many days, was from Alex Gonzales. I know 2 homers in 2 days is not that big of a deal for alot of players–but A-Gon? He has had like 6 ALL YEAR… and his BA before this series? .194–Now? .273…go figure…

    Injury update: After hitting 3 homers in 2 games, Jed Lowrie had to leave Wednesday night’s game when he cheeked his swing in the 1st inning, and felt a “Sharp pain through his surgically repaired wrist” WTF? Is this like the whole “Curse of the Nomar Wrist Injury” of something? But apparently, the pain only occurring on a check swing is a good thing. From Jed: “I know what’s causing it now…the left-handed check swing is what’s causing it. Talking to people coming off wrist injuries, coming off wrist surgeries, the check swing is kind of the final hurdle. So I know there’s light at the end of the tunnel.” Will the light at the end of the tunnel come before the end of the 2009 campaign? That remains to be seen…

    Speaking of injuries, Jacoby Ellsbury, trying to slide into home in the 5th inning, sprained his ankle on the slide, which means he is day to day, and probably will not be available tonight…hopefully Rocco Baldelli is up to the task…

    And don’t forget, less than 12 hours remain of The 8th Annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, being held at Fenway. This year’s goal is $5 million this year, which would bring the total for the event to $22 million.

    Founded in 1948, and the official charity of the Boston Red Sox since 1953, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a leading cancer research and care center for adults and children. Unrestricted support from the Jimmy Fund is an integral part of Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer cancer, a $1 billion capital campaign to accelerate cancer research, speed development of life-saving therapies, and expand the Institute’s signature patient- and family-centered care.

    Gifts can be made online , or by calling (877) 738-1234. You can also use both contact points if you need more information.

    Coming up: Josh Beckett kicks off the 3 game Toronto Series, as well as the final 3 games in this homestand, opposed by Scott Richmond. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

    And in about a day, I will be back in the Holy Land, watching That Clay Person pitch (and of course, they day before is Beckett, and the day after is Lester vs Doc Halladay…figures…)–but the forecast is calling for weather–and lots of it…

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 5, White Sox 9:
    Another Wonky Contest…”

    1. Lavona Dewitte says:

      yea Nice work: D

    2. Alisa Sterger says:

      Wow what u’ve wrote about really made my day! (ok i know you’ll reckon im a crazy haha!) nice

    3. Paltanavage Sebastian says:

      Happy New Year 2010

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