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  • September 22nd, 2009

    Red Sox 9, KC 12:
    Crap…Total and Utter Crap…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:10 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    So I get home from auditions (Arsenic and Old Lace, if you’re curious) and I see the score is 6-0, Sox, in the 3rd inning, and I am thrilled that Wake is doing so well, so far (we all know Wake can turn on a dime and give up 6 runs in a heartbeat).

    And while he wasn’t brilliant, going 5 innings, throwing 103 pitches, 59 for strikes, while giving up 5 runs on 5 hits (including a 3-run shot by Mike Jacobs) while walking 7 and striking out 2 (Yikes!) BUT he still left with a 9-5 lead…

    So, enter the best bullpen in all of baseball–game, set, and match, right?

    WRONG…

    MDC and Daniel Bard (with his 3rd blown save this year) managed to tack on SIX more runs in their 1 inning of work COMBINED (MDC did 2/3, Bard did 1/3) they also gave up 5 hits, walked 2 and struck out 1.

    Maybe the Demonic Bullpen Tandem needs to become the Demonic Bullpen TRIO…CRAP…

    And what does consummate professional (and the best teammate EVER) Tim Wakefield say? “It’s brutal. I gave the game away. Bottom line…I’m not going to make excuses. I had plenty of time to work it out on the side, and I didn’t do it tonight.”

    And what frosts my bananas WORST about this lost–and it’s not even the fact that the Sox should have won this (’cause they should have) but the fact that the Skanks lost too–and that would have meant only a 4 game separation between the Sox and the Skanks–which definitely makes things more interesting.

    I reallyREALLY hope it doesn’t come down to one game for the AL East…CRAP…

    And no ground was gained on the Wild Card front, as the Rangers won, so the Magic # remains at 7, and the gap is 7 games ahead…

    Remember Nick Green’s dead leg, and the walk that almost wasn’t? Well, it’s not getting any better (he nearly fell over in the batting cage over the weekend), so he has been sent back to Boston to have it looked at. At this point, the Sox feel is probably a back/disc thing. From Tito: “…sent him back (Sunday) night to Boston. He was examined (Monday), [by team medical director] Tom Gill and the guys over there. I think they think there’s a little bit … it might be disc-related. So now, he’ll stay in Boston the next couple of days and work with [physical therapist] Scott Waugh. We’ll try to get a little bit better handle on where to go with him and how to proceed.” Chris Woodward has been called up to replace Green…

    Some neato stats: Jason Bay surpassed his career high in homers with his 36th in last night’s contest. He is now 1 behind Mark Toxemia, and in the running for the most homers award…and if he would beat Toxemia, all the better…He is also in the midst of an 8 game hitting streak, where he is hitting .379…

    Victor Martinez hit the 100 RBI in last night’s game, continuing his 20 game hitting streak, and making it the 3rd time in his career he has reached that milestone…

    Dustin Pedroia also kept his hitting streak alive at 13, including his 2 hits in the 6-run 3rd inning…

    Coming up: Paul Byrd takes the mound in game 2 of this 4 game series, opposed by Cy Young Candidate Zack Greinke, who has not faced the Sox this year, but has a 0-2 career record with a 3.45 against Boston…1st pitch 8:10pm

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