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  • May 20th, 2010

    Red Sox 3, Twins 2:

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:52 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    THIS kind of performance from That Clay Person is what Red Sox Nation has been waiting for years to see. Consistent, ice water in the veins, getting the job done kind of pitching…Getting his 5th win, which is more than anyone else in the starting 5 has, he pitched 8+ innings, throwing 104 pitches, 68 for strikes, giving up 2 runs (one inherited by Daniel Bard and allowed to score) on 5 hits while walking 1 and striking out 7…

    So, if he can sustain this goodness, the rest will take care of itself…

    In a move that surprises no one, except for the fact that it probably should have happened BEFORE his start on Tuesday night, Josh Beckett has been placed on the 15-day DL with lower back strain. Tito weighs in: “I think we all, as we talked through it, we realized that that was certainly the safest thing to do. You don’t have a crystal ball, and since you don’t, if you’re going to make a mistake, or you’re going to err, you better err on the side of caution.” He is eligible to return June 3rd. In the meantime, Tim Wakefield takes Josh’s spot in the rotation and will start Sunday, and pitcher Joe Nelson, who was the last man cut from the bullpen in spring training, will take his roster spot and work out of the bullpen…The tag team of Cameron and Ellsbury–appearing in an outfield near you! Well, if you’re near AA Portland. As they continue their rehab assignment together, the aim is for both of them to join the Sox within the next week of so. Mike has been out since April 19, Jake, April 11…and it wont be a moment too soon…

    And, apparently, there is some reason why Scutaro was sucky the other night–he has had “tennis elbow” for the last couple of weeks, and it got so bad he needed to get a cortisone shot yesterday, (He was also off last night) and will not play again at least until tomorrow…Angel Sanchez from Pawtucket has been called up to play in his stead, with Scott Schoeneweis being designated for assignment. It’s unfortunate timing for Scott though: Today is the 1 year anniversary of his wife’s sudden death–but at least he can now be home with his 4 kids…

    Finally, the time will soon be here for Jason Varitek’s annual Putt Putt Tournament to be held at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA on July 1st. Doors open at 5 PM and the event starts at 7 PM.

    Benefiting Journey Forward, a non-profit gym dedicated to bettering the lives of those affected by spinal cord injuries, ‘Tek and his teammates will compete in a miniature golf tournament with fans and fellow players. The evening will include live entertainment, autograph signing, and much more. General Admission tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased either at the door or online. Not only is it a great family event to raise money for a great cause, but fans get the opportunity to interact with their favorite Red Sox players! So if you’re in the neighborhood, stop on by!

    Coming up: The last game of this mini 2-game homestand against the Twins. Jon Lester gets the start, opposed by Francisco Liriano for the Twins–lefty, which mean Mike Lowell start–Yay!. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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