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  • October 9th, 2009

    Red Sox 0, Angels 5:
    Only a little bit surprising…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:37 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    So Tito came down with food poisoning yesterday, and it was thought he would not be well enough to manage last night’s contest, and while he missed the trading of the lineup cards, he was back in the dugout for the game–although the play of the Red Sox last night probably made him nauseous all over again…

    While I thought the Sox would fare better with Jon Lester on the mound, and Jon Lackey for the Angels, I am not all that surprised that Lackey was good, and consequently, the Sox bats were silent…

    While having a late start time is good when I have a billion things to do around the house–its sucks when I can’t make it past the 6th inning before I fall asleep… Although, once Torii Hunter (I think he will be adding another “i” to his name in honor of his contribution to last night’s win, so now, please refer to him as Torii 17) hit that 3 run jack in the 5th inning, I was perfectly OK going to bed…

    And then of course, since MDC could not make the roster, RR needed to find another partner for the Demonic Bullpen tandem–Takashi Saito, who allowed 2 of the 3 runs he inherited to score…

    And what’s with the THREE errors? And it’s the steady guys who were making them: Jason Bay, (!) Mike Lowell (!!) Alex Gonzales (!!!!). Fortunately, none of them resulted in runs scoring…

    All in all, Jon Lester pitched well enough to win, he just wasn’t spectacular: 6 innings, throwing 100 pitches, 61 for strikes, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits (including the 3 run shot to Torii17) while walking 4 (including THREE to Bobby Abreu–whom I thought I would hate less since he no longer plays for the Skanks–thought wrong…) and striking out 5.

    And for those of you who are bitching that Josh Beckett would have done better is he had started Game 1–Stop. The bats were silent. Cy Young could not have won a game where his offense is non-existent…

    In other postseason news, the hapless Rockies beat the Phillies 5-4 evening their series to 1-1, They now head to Colorado for 2…Also, the Dodgers, thanks to old friend Mark Loretta (I love Mark Loretta) squeaked by the Cardinals 3-2 to take the 2-0 advantage in that series. The teams now head to St. Louis for at least one more…

    It was nice to hear a familiar voice in the broadcast booth for this series. Don Orsillo, teamed up with Buck Martinez, has been doing the commentary for the Sox/Angels ALDS…and I think he has been very impartial, unlike some of the yahoos that inhabit the booth in these series…

    Coming up: Game #2, where Josh Beckett gets the chance to right the ship (The Sox are 2-2 in ALDS series where they lost Game 1) and even the series out at 2. He is opposed by Jered Weaver, brother of punk extraordinaire Jeff Weaver–I wonder where he is these days? Juvie perhaps?

    And the times for the rest of the series: At the Fens on Sunday, game time is 12:07pm, with That Clay Person starting. Then Monday’s game, (if needed and also at Fenway) would be at 8:37, unless the Skanks/Twinkie game is over, then it will move to 7:37. Then, if game 5 is necessary, the teams will move back to Anaheim for a 9:37 start, but could get moved to 8:07pm…

    Also playing tonight are the Skanks and the Twinkies, where AJ Burnett will pitch, opposed by Nick Blackburn. Did you hear that freaking Carl Pavano will get the nod for the Twins in Game 3? They wanted him to pitch in Minnesota, rather than NYC–hmmm….I wonder why….

    Go Sox!

    One Response to “Red Sox 0, Angels 5:
    Only a little bit surprising…”

    1. Red Sox 0, Angels 5: Only a little bit surprising… /  Baseball Bloggers Alliance says:

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