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  • April 23rd, 2010

    Red Sox 0, Rangers 3:
    Disrespecting the Wake…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:28 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Not that is surprises me in the least–unfortunately, that seems to be how the Sox are rolling this year. First Mike Lowell, and then Tim Wakefield…

    Daisuke is ready to go, so instead of acknowledging (and respecting) the contributions Tim Wakefield has made to this team just about forever, the Sox have opted to place him in the bullpen, leaving That Clay Person in the rotation. What’s next? Sending him down to Pawtucket? Or perhaps putting him on waivers?

    I am sure a big part of the “justification” is the many many steals happening when he pitches, like the 9 the other night against Tampa Bay. News Flash: the running at will is happening pretty much all the time–and isn’t that reflect more on the CATCHERS inability to throw runners out?

    This is the same sort of bullsh*t Dan Duquette and Company pulled on Wake–and I don’t like it. Not surprisingly, Wake was unavailable for comment…

    Yeah, I know, he is a millionaire–but my heart breaks for him anyway–there isn’t a better teammate, or citizen of Red Sox Nation than Tim Wakefield…

    All I can say is Daisuke had better be mind bogglingly (is that a word?) BRILLIANT when he comes back…In 3 starts with Pawtucket, his record is 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA–let’s hope it translates into success in the bigs. But since he cannot start before Monday, Wake will have his final start hopefully not for long) on Sunday against the Oreos…

    That Clay Person did pitch well last night, going 6 2/3, throwing 114 pitches, 76 for strikes, and with a career high 10 strike outs–he also walked a batter. But it was the 3 runs on 6 hits, on a night when Rangers starter C.J. Wilson threw 6 2/3 shut out innings, and the bullpen continued that trend…

    Then there were the 2 errors in the 7th, both on the same play, one by an awful throw by Clay Buchholz, and one with a BAD fielding miscue by Adrian Beltre. All of which turned a bunt single into a bunt TRIPLE. And let’s not forget to ubiquitous steals–2 this time… So THIS is the defensive team that is going to save “all these runs” huh? How’s that working out for ya?

    And not even Darnell could save this one…And every day I get a status update from him on Facebook, as one of his “Likes”. He is really happy to be with the team…And the fact that he is batting .428 (3 for 7) with 2 homers and 4 RBI’s in the last 3 days certainly doesn’t hurt…

    So Jacoby Ellsbury has a hairline fracture in 4 of his ribs, discovered by a CT scan HE HAD TO ASK FOR. W…T…F…? Jake got hurt almost 2 weeks ago, has been in constant pain, and was just placed in the over a week after the fact, and only now gets the CAT scan, and he had to ask for it? What? Were the Sox watching their medical budget? Dr. Thomas Gill, Sox Medical Director weighs in: “Whether something is a rib contusion or a cold hairline fracture or a mainly displaced or non-displaced fracture of the ribs, all those injuries are treated the same way…which basically means you keep people out of competition or you keep them out of playing until they have no tenderness, until they can breathe without difficulties, exert without difficulty, hit without difficulty, swing…There really is not a question of whether there’s a hairline fracture. We treat all injuries as if they probably are. That’s why we typically don’t get CT scans or MRI scans right away, after a potential rib trauma. We get the X-ray, and assuming it doesn’t show a displaced fracture, we end up treating these things the same way. We’ll still continue to treat Jacoby exactly as we did before.” But wouldn’t you want to know for sure, one way or the other? I don’t get it…There is no timetable for his return…

    For Mike Cameron, who is also on the DL with the lower ab strain, the prognosis is a bit more concrete–maybe. They will rest him, for the next 2 to 3 weeks, and hope that is enough to heal him. If not, surgery is definitely a possibility…

    But the good news is, we will be seeing more of Josh Reddick and Darnell McDonald while they rehab…

    Coming up: Jon Lester kicks off the final series of this homestand when the Baltimore Oreos come to town for 3, hopefully his ucky streak (0-2 with an 8.84 ERA) will not continue tonight. He is opposed by Jeremy Guthrie. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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