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  • September 23rd, 2009

    Red Sox 1, KC 5:
    More of the Same…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:13 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    While Paul Byrd gave up 5 runs in the 1st inning, he completely settled down, and gave the Sox 5 2/3 scoreless innings after that–and on most days, that would keep the Sox in the game, and give them the chance to win.

    But not when it’s opposite Cy Young Candidate Zack Greinke, who pitched 6 very good innings of 2-hit ball while walking 3 and striking out 5…He threw 91 pitches, 53 for strikes, which begs the question–what are they saving him for? It’s not like KC is going to playoffs…

    And it’s unfortunate, the Sox lineup couldn’t do better than 1 run over 3 innings against their bullpen…

    Speaking of bullpens, MDC actually pitched a perfect 1/3 of an inning–not much, but definitely a start. Michael Bowden (his ERA now down to 7.88) also had a perfect outing–the 8th.

    And the rest of Paul Byrd’s line: 6 2/3 innings, throwing 101 pitches, 60 for strikes, giving up the 5 runs on 9 hits while walking 4 and striking out 1…

    And, of course, the Skanks won, which means they have clinched a postseason berth (still up in the air which one) and the Sox are back down to 6 GB in the AL East. But, since the Rangers (thankfully lost) The Sox magic # dropped to 6–and their games ahead in the Wild Card increased to 8…

    Both Victor Martinez (21) and Dustin Pedroia (14) have continued their hit streaks, with hits in last night’s contest…

    And, in case you were wondering: Jon Lester, Daisuke, and Paul Byrd are the protected starting 3 for the Skanks series this weekend…

    So Curt Schilling decided not to throw his hat in the ring for the vacate Senate seat as a result of Ted Kennedy’s death last month. From Schill: “Regardless of the amount of support and outreach that’s been given to me, it just did not make sense…” Candidates looking to secure the nomination in both parties include Rep. Michael Capuano, State Senator. Scott Brown, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Canton Selectman Bob Burr and Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca. Although December 8th is the Primaries, with the General Election on January 19th, the Governor could announce a temporary replacement as soon as this week. And in case you were wondering, Schill would have been running as an Independent…

    Coming up: HOPEFULLY Josh Beckett can right this ship–he has been pitching well, but the Sox haven’t been ponying up any run support for him. The Sox need to win these next 2 games–losing a series to KC, with a 63-88 record, is all types of bogus…He is opposed by Luke Hochevar, who has a wonderful 7.13 ERA (and 1-2 record) against the Sox…here’s hoping…1st pitch 8:10pm…

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