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  • October 2nd, 2009

    Red Sox 3, Cleveland 0:
    Not sure what this is…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:48 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Could it be????

    Nah…. But maybe, just maybe, could the Sox have actually WON A GAME???

    It’s been so freaking long, I forgot what a win felt like…and I actually had to search for my red marker to mark the game on my calendar…

    But, yes, they won this one, and behind excellent pitching by Jon Lester, with 6 1/3 innings of 2 hit, scoreless baseball. He threw 84 pitches, 52 for strikes while walking 1 and striking out 7. Looks like he really didn’t have any after effects from his beaning last Friday night….

    The Red Sox Bullpen also did well, only giving up 1 hit in their 2 2/3 innings of work while walking none, hitting a batter, and striking out 3…

    And while the bats were exactly overwhelming, the 3 runs driven in by the Red Sox offense was certainly enough for the win…

    Mike Lowell was back in the lineup, after getting the tune-up and lube job on his surgically repaired hip before the postseason: “I feel good. I think the biggest thing is a lot of pressure is released once they take the fluid out, so that helps you feel a lot better pretty quickly. I feel like there’s more range of motion. All that is a comforting feeling. I really wasn’t too worried about it. It was nowhere near like the way I felt after that Phillies and Braves series [in June] where I almost felt like I needed the shot or I’d be struggling for a while.” And of course, in his 1st at bat, he fouls a ball off his left ankle! He stayed in most of the game, and had X-Rays after the game, which were negative–look for him to probably DH in tonight’s contest…

    But now JD Drew was out of the lineup, apparently because of soreness in his left shoulder (!!!) From Tito on JD: “His shoulder is a little bit sore. He came to me during the game last night and we were just kind of talking about it, and I actually don’t even know what shoulder. It was like the fourth inning and we were getting massacred. But I told him, ‘You know what, we’ll give you a couple of days,’ and he didn’t seem like alarmed or anything but kind of along the same lines. I’d rather give him a chance to feel real good about himself.” Chances are, unless his arm actually falls off, he’ll be back to play this weekend…

    Justin Masterson, who was traded to Cleveland for Victor Martinez (who saluted and then touched his fist to his chest to former manager Eric Wedge), returned to Fenway last night. He is a full time starter since joining Cleveland, but the Sox won’t face him, as his last start was Wednesday night, a brilliant complete game 1-run outing, where he struck out 12…I miss him! I dont know why they traded HIM–there were plenty of other pitchers they could have sent–I think Masterson is very versatile, and it was a mistake to send him away…

    Looks like Nick Green’s season may be over, as his slipped disk is not really improving as he had hoped. He hasn’t played since that miraculous pinch hit walk on September 16th…Unfortunately, he was the best choice for the utility player on the postseason roster, as Jed Lowrie is still having issues with his wrist, and Chris Woodward, who has had all of 12 bats with the Sox, are the only other options at this point…CRAP….

    Just when we thought we’d never have to hear about this again, some MORON who worked at Alcor Life Extension in Arizona decided to write a book. Called “Frozen”, it details horrible things that were done to Ted Williams’ head during the freezing process…Is this REALLY necessary? It’s bad enough someone would actually want to write about this, but who in their right mind would actually PUBLISH it???? UGH…

    There will be some Red Sox contingent in the commentary of the ALDS–DO will be on TBS to call one of the Division Series–I had heard it would be the Sox Angels–but apparently that is now up in the air….Eck will be in the TBS studios giving insight there–and he will be joined by old friend David Wells—can you believe he actually pitched 37 games for the Sox? I didn’t think it was that many…

    Coming up: Daisuke makes his last regular season start tonight, in game 2 of this 4 game series. He is opposed by Jeremy Sowers. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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    Not sure what this is…”

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