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  • April 20th, 2010

    Red Sox 2, Tampa Bay 8:
    Sweeping up…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:48 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Well, at least they are consistent…

    Another day, another crappy pitching performance from an “ace”, another error, and another day of almost a total lack of offense…

    Freaking marvelous…

    John Lackey couldn’t even get out of the 4th inning, going 3 1/3 inning, throwing 79 pitches, 53 for strikes, and giving up 8 runs on 9 hits (including a 3 run shot to BJ Upton–who KILLED them this series)while walking 1 and striking out 3.

    Up after Lackey, Scott Atchinson allowed his only inherited runner to score, but managed to only give up 1 hit in his 2 2/3 inning of work. Shockingly, Ramon S. actually pitched 2 scoreless innings, only giving up 2 hits (which he seems to be unable to do in close games) and Scott Schoeneweis, who has been doing fairly well in his tenure with the Sox, pitches a scoreless 9th, giving up 2 walks…

    I guess a crappy outing was going to come sometime–but I just wish it didn’t come at a time when the rest of the wheels seem to be coming off the bus…

    And did I mention that in the last 5 games, the Sox are 0-30, Yes ZERO for THIRTY with runners in scoring position…

    So now the record stands at 4-9–a .308 win percentage…ewwwww….

    And I think Dustin Pedroia speaks for all of us: “When you don’t show up to play, you’re going to get beat. It doesn’t matter if we play the Rays or … Brookline High School. That’s about it.”

    Looks like something is still wrong with Mike Cameron, a late scratch from yesterday’s contest with more of the same abdominal pain that caused him to miss games last week… Obviously, he still isn’t well enough to play–so can we just cut to the chase and get Josh Reddick out of that hotel room the Sox have him stashed in, and put someone on the DL? Jacoby is a mess, although he is doing better, he still has what he describes as a “stabbing pain in his chest” and if Cameron’s play (an error that resulted in 4 unearned runs on Saturday and a mental mistake on Sunday) is being affected by this kidney-stone-that’s-not-a-kidney-stone thing, someone needs to go…

    FINALLY! Roku and MLB.TV have released their MLB.TV on Roku–at least the Beta version. Fortunately, I have been selected to be part of the Beta group, so I don’t have to wait any longer. Should be able to see my 1st Roku game this evening–I just hope it was worth dumping MLB Extra innings on Direct TV–its about $80/year cheaper. But then again, if the Sox don’t get it together—it won’t matter if it’s free…

    Coming up: A Nation turns its eyes Tim Wakefield, and his 1st Fenway start for the season, hoping that he will get win #92, and stop this horrible spiral that has been the 2010 campaign thus far. He is opposed by Colby Lewis of the Rangers. 1st pitch 7:10pm.

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