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  • September 21st, 2009

    Red Sox 9, Oreos 3:
    Winning the Games that should be won…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:27 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Another great weekend at Camden Yards–remember when the Oreos were a great team, and a force to be reckoned with in the AL East? Me either…

    But the Sox are getting it done–sure, they are beating up on the hapless cookies–but these are the games they absolutely need to win…And so the season series ends with a 16-2 record…

    Daisuke was more vintage Daisuke yesterday (throwing FAR too many pitches–110, 73 for strikes–for too few innings (5 1/3). But he did manage to only allow 3 runs on 8 hits (including a 2-run shot to Luke Scott) while walking only 1 and striking out 5…

    Of course, he should have been tagged for only 2 runs, but Part 1 of the Demonic Bullpen Tandem (that would be RR) allowed and inherited runner to score (gasp! shocking!)

    And it was Jason Bay’s birthday, and he gave the presents: 2-4 with RBI’s 108,109 and 110–which is a career high for him–He also hit his 35th homer of the year–tying his career high from 2006…At the risk of sounding like a broken record–Manny WHO??

    And with this weekend’s successes, the Wild Card Lead grows to 8 games (with a magic # of 7) and, interestingly enough, the gap between the Sox and the Skanks for the AL East has dwindled to 5 games–with 14 games to go–and they play each other this weekend…hmmmmm…very interesting…I’m not saying a word…

    I see Milton Bradley is in trouble again: this time the cubs have suspended him for the remainder of the season, for critical remarks (“you understand why they haven’t won in 100 years here.’’) he made about the team to a newspaper reporter, who promptly did what newspaper reporters do–they have it printed. He was sent home by GM Jim Hendry yesterday. He just finished his 1st year of a 3-year $30 million contract with the Cubs. I’m thinking he probably won’t be back…

    Coming up: Yay! Tim Wakefield, pronounced well enough to pitch, kicks off this final meeting between the Sox and the KC Royals for the 2009 campaign, a 4-game series…he is opposed by old friend Lenny DiNardo. 1st pitch is 8:10pm

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