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  • March 31st, 2010

    Red Sox 9, Rays 9:
    ^&$#*^@*&$^#(*&^$#(*& Tie Games….

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:17 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Top prospect, 20 year old Casey Kelly got his 1st major league start yesterday, and fared very well against the , going 3 innings, and giving up 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. Then Ramon S and Daniel Bard come in give up 6 runs (2 for RR and 4 for DB) while walking 1 and striking out no one…He will probably be in Double AA for the 2010 campaign…But I wouldn’t rule out a spot start if the Sox need someone…

    Obviously, Tampa Bay didn’t fare well either, as this game ended in a Tie. Tie games are dumb–I know its only spring training, so it does not matter–and in soccer, a tie game is a completely viable conclusion–it just seems so unfinished to me…

    So, now with the tie, the Sox are 13-15-1…

    Once again, the Red Sox and the Massachusetts State Lottery have teamed up with a $10.00 instant scratch lottery ticket. The limited edition “Monster Money” will raise more than $14.6 million for the 351 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. Some of the $96 million in prizes include (3) $3 million grand prizes and 10 pairs of Monster seats to Red Sox home games.

    So, Junichi Tazawa may need season-ending surgery, as when he went to visit Alabama Orthopedist Dr James Andrew on Monday, he was diagnosed with a “sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow” Fortunately, he did not break it, or that would require Tommy John surgery. What concerns me is this from Tazawa: “The tightness that I was experiencing was fairly normal and what I’m used to. So if it was completely up to me, I probably wouldn’t have gone ahead and gotten it examined. But at the same time, it’s an opportunity for me to find out exactly what’s going on, exactly what the reasons are, so I think it’s a good thing to have that chance right now.” He will sit down with Sox medical folks this week and determine a path forward…

    Daisuke continued his rehab, throwing a 62-pitch simulated game at the Minor League Complex on Monday, doing well. His next outing will be multiple innings on Saturday against the Nationals…

    Tim Wakefield also did some minor league work as well–but against AA players in the Rays organization, throwing a 2-hitter while walking 2 and striking out 3. Wake will also appear in Saturday’s game against the Nationals…

    Rumor has it that the Rangers are interested in Mike Lowell again, who pay in last night’s contest, going 2 for 3 and playing 3rd base. No! Not again! And if they are–WHY didn’t they just take him in the offseason? They would have gotten him for a song, and they could have just as easily gotten him the thumb surgery he needed…This is just unnecessarily stupid…and Mike Lowell deserves better than this…

    Ya know how Alan Embree has the chance to redeem himself from his less than stellar outing over the weekend? Think again. He pitched of 2/3 of the 7th on Monday night, giving up 4 runs (3 earned), on 2 hits while walking 2…

    And Scott Schoeneweis did almost identically as bad, going 2/3 of an inning in the 8th, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks…Not looking good…

    So, uh, why won’t the Sox offer Josh Beckett the same contract they gave to Lackey? They are almost the same pitcher–and Lackey is a year older. At this point, there is a 4 year offer on the table, and Josh wants 5…But talks are still in the pleasant stage, so it’s not like a potential deal is in trouble or anything…

    Finally, from our friends at eTrueSports: In an effort to raise the much need funds for Mrs. Jamie McCourt (soon to be X-wife of Dodger’s owner, Frank), whose immediate needs include $25,000 monthly for spa treatments, $2,500 for weekly pedicures, and $10,000 for daily household expenses, including shopping trips to Rodeo Drive, the First Annual Jamie Fund has been Announced by the LA Dodgers. “Rest very assured that all funds raised will go directly to Jamie McCourt,” said a lawyer for the beleaguered McCourt who requested anonymity to avoid unwanted late night phone calls from his voluble client. You can read all about it here.

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