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  • March 18th, 2010

    Red Sox 2, Mets 4:
    And yet another Bullpen loss…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:26 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    …That we can plant firmly at the feet of 1/2 of the Demonic Bullpen Tandem…

    And now I can finally keep track of the Ramon Ramirez (s) the Sox have. Ramon S. (which stands for “sucks out loud”, by the way) is the 2nd part of the Demonic Bullpen Tandem with Manny Delcarmen. And Ramon A. is the new guy…

    And naturally, who do you think blew it for John Lackey yesterday? Yep, the “S” RR, who gave up a 3-run homer in the 8th inning He also walked 3, strike out nine and gave up 2 hits, all without recording an out. And his ERA now? Glad you asked: A sparkling 13.50…I know that Spring Training means nothing–but this is the type of crap he did last year–so can’t this performance be indicative of future ones? UGH…

    And Lackey had pretty impressive yesterday, throwing 39 pitches, 28 fro strikes in his 4 innings of work, holding the Mets scoreless while giving up only 2 hits, walking none, and striking out 2. He has not allowed a walk, or a run in his 3 starts with the Sox–Yep, his ERA is still 0.00…I am so looking forward to having him in the starting 5 for the 2010 campaign…

    So with their 4th loss IN A ROW, the Sox grapefruit record has fallen to a mediocre 8-7–above .500 yes, but BARELY…

    Daisuke threw to live hitters for the 1st time on Wednesday, throwing 54 pitches in batting practice. If he recovers ok, he will throw and bullpen session, and then probably get into a minor league game over the weekend…Of course, if any of his body parts fall off, more than likely it will delay his progress–and with Daisuke, you never know…

    Ryan Westmoreland has his brain surgery yesterday in Phoenix, and by all accounts it went well. The “cavernous malformation” (which is an abnormal group of blood vessels that can hemorrhage) was removed in a 5-hour procedure. It went as well as it could have gone, but complicating matters is the fact that this issue was located near his brain stem. He is currently in the ICU, and has a long road back…Sending positive vibes his way…

    About a million years ago, I dated a doctor, who told me that, in medical school, they are always taught to look for a zebra, rather than a horse (looking for the complex solution, rather that the most obvious) When I read about Jed Lowrie having mono, I thought of that analogy–cause he I am thinking he’s got what Rocco Baldelli has (channelopathy), rather than what most high school kids get from kissing…As long as he takes it easy, and does not push himself, he can resume activities as he can…

    While he isn’t officially retired, John Smoltz will not be playing any baseball this year, accepting a job as an analyst for TBS, and well as the MLB Network. His thoughts, including his opinions about his time with the Sox: “I pressed really hard. The results (in Boston) … mattered a little bit too much to me instead of the long-range plan of getting in position to pitch at the level that I thought I could….At this point I’m not officially prepared to say I’m done. But that may not mean anything to the degree that makes me play either. Obviously, it was a slow offseason free-agent wise. Certain people derived their conclusions about me, and so be it. Fine. The 8 time All Star, who won the NL CY Young in 96, is the only player in history to have at least 200 wins (213) and 150 saves (154) With the exception of last year, he played his whole 21-year career with the Braves…

    The season has not even started yet, and already Cliff Lee has been suspended! He has been penalized 5 games for throwing at D-backs catcher Chris Snyder during a games yesterday. He will be appealing the punishment…

    And Holy Buckets! Rangers Manager Ron Washington test positive for cocaine use last summer, and help a press conference on it yesterday, where he publically apologized to his players and the team: “I am here today to apologize for a huge mistake I made during the first half of the season in 2009. I am not here to make excuses. There are none…I fully understand I disappointed a lot of people … I am truly sorry for my careless, dangerous and frankly, stupid, behavior last year. I made a huge mistake, and it almost caused me to lose everything I have worked for all my life.” Citing it as a one-time thing, having attended MLB’s drug treatment program, and passing all his subsequent tests (He has never failed a test before this either.) The Rangers chose to keep Washington on as their Manager, and no disciplinary action has been planned by Major League Baseball…

    Coming up: the only day off the Sox have in Spring Training, as we are at 18 days to Opening Day! Josh Beckett, who missed his last start because of the flu, will get the nod against the Pirates, as he and the Sox travel to McKechnie Field in Bradenton for the contest. With the missed start, he only has a max of 3 more starts to get himself stretched out out if he hopes to start on April 4th. He only has 5 innings in thus far this season…1st pitch: 1:05pm.

    One Response to “Red Sox 2, Mets 4:
    And yet another Bullpen loss…”

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