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  • May 17th, 2010

    Red Sox 1, Tigers 5:
    So, is this how it’s going to be?

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:11 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    I think the season thus far can best be summed up with this haiku:

    Thirty-eight games played
    Is this as good as it gets?
    Ugh, this is AWFUL…

    John Lackey had a less than stellar outing yesterday, but the Sox could have still won, if the bats had contributed more than a measly run. Never fails, some unknown, minor league player eats the Sox for lunch, and this time it was Armando Galarraga, who, despite walking 3, kept the Sox to 3 hits and 1 run.

    Lackey, throwing 123 pitches (83 for strikes) DID go 7 innings, which help rest a depleted bullpen from the 12-inning debacle/loss from the night before (Demonic Bullpen Tandem strikes again!). Giving up 5 runs on 9 hits (including a 2-run shot to Ramon Santiago) while walking and striking out 4…

    So, after 38 games, the Sox are dead in the middle at 19-19…I think I can speak for the Nation when I say:

    1. I reallyREALLY hope it gets better

    2. If it doesn’t get better, it’s going to be a very.long.painful.season…

    And can I also add that I am getting tired of the “If after this road trip/homestand, if the Sox don’t hit better/pitch better/field better its will be a clear indication that they suck/they are a .500 team/they need to get better fast…” The Sox are about 25% through this season, give or take, if they are NOT going to suck for the 2010 campaign, they need to get it done NOW…they are pretty much OUT of tomorrows, or next weeks, or when they get homes…

    Injury Update: Finally! Jacoby Ellsbury heads to Pawtucket to play his 1st rehab game tonight, and will head to AA Portland on Tuesday. And Mike Cameron more than likely will be available for the Sox for tonight’s game, having played with Pawtucket yesterday, going 0-2 with a walk…

    Will this team improve once Cameron and Jake are back? Not sure how they could be much worse…and it will be interesting to see who goes away when both of them are activated. Bill Hall, Darnell McDonald, and Jonathan Van Every are probably good possibilities…

    Coming up: A quick 2 games in New York–although when the Sox and Skanks play, there is no such thing as a quick game…Daisuke gets the start against Phil Hughes, who has been all that and a bag of chips this season (5-0, 1.38). I think a good shelling is exactly what Phil needs…and Daisuke better throw a freaking no hitter. Better start making the Daisuke Daiquiris now! 1st pitch 7:05pm

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