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  • June 2nd, 2010

    Red Sox 9, Oakland 4:
    Good enough for a win…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:06 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    While John Lackey has been good enough to win more often than he loses and as a matter of fact is the 2nd winningest member of the rotation after That Clay Person–it always feels like a struggle to win when he is pitching–and last night was no exception…

    Sure, he gave the Sox 6 innings–but had to throw 116 pitches (73 for strikes) to do it–and ended up with a pretty ugly line for his 6th win, with 4 runs on 12 hits (including a homer) while walking 2, striking out 4, and throwing a wild pitch…

    Fortunately, the bullpen, featuring a turned around Manny Delcarmen, Daniel Bard, and Joe Nelson (whose entrance music is, get this, freaking Miley Cyrus!) all combined for 3 innings of 1 hit ball, with 3 strikeouts…

    And Mike Cameron, after having a brilliant day at the plate on Sunday, with 3 hits, including 2 doubles, comes up lame on Monday, and is consequently out of last night’s contest with more ab pain–but this time in a different spot. Tito weighs in: “I don’t know, though, if that’s good or bad (pain in different spot).”That’s what we’re trying to figure out. The area that he originally was hurting in is feeling OK. It could just be simply general soreness, which I think we’re all hoping…We were really excited Sunday, because he felt good. On the off-day yesterday, he felt worse. Some of that excitement we felt Sunday is probably tempered a little today. We’ll see.” From what I hear this is a nasty and insidious injury that will probably plague him all year, until he gets the surgery he needs to repair it–and why was he a good idea again?

    And, of course, Jacoby is on his 2nd DL stint until June 15th, and is starting to hit in the cage a little bit…but its basically they have to wait until Jake tells them he is painless enough to play…

    And I think we can forget about seeing Josh Beckett tomorrow, when he is eligible to come off the DL…

    A promotion this week, with Top Prospect Ryan Kalish moving from AA Portland to Pawtucket, joining Lars Anderson, who made the same trek in April. Good think Ryan is an outfielder–the Sox may need the 22 year old–very soon…

    With the improved play, some of the Sox are creeping up the ranks in the All-Star voting, with Dustin Pedroia still 2nd behind the revolting, and oh-so undeserving, Robinson Cano.

    The rest of the tallies:

    1st Base: Youk is now 4th, moving past Carlos Pena

    Catcher: Victor Martinez is hanging at 3rd. With Jorge Posada out hurt, he may get to #2, but again, there is no way he will unseat Joe Mauer for 1st…

    3rd Base: Adrian Beltre is still at #4.

    DH: David Ortiz is now 4th, moving past the teamless Pat Burrell–do I think he’ll get to the game? He has been on-fire, hitting like he did in 2007–so we will see…

    Personally, I think it’s going to be a sparse Red Sox showing at the All-Star Game this year…

    Coming up: Game 2 of this 3 game series against Oakland falls to Daisuke–UGH…I started making daiquiris last night! What I wonder is which Daisuke will we get? The almost no-hit Daisuke, or the Daisuke that makes me want to throw my TV out onto the front lawn? He is opposed by Ben Sheets. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

    One Response to “Red Sox 9, Oakland 4:
    Good enough for a win…”

    1. george bailey says:

      Joe plays Miley Cirus for his kids, there are a few guys in the show who do it for their kids, it’s really a cool story, funny how many writers don’t have a clue about it,didn’t do any fact checking, can’t wait till Lars Anderson gets the call, he’ll play the Greatful Dead or maybe Sweeteffing Caroline!, get ripped by the writers, go in to a slump, get traded, say to the Yankees, hmmm?, another young lefthanded bat to the Yanks,here comes the curse! at least Jim Joyce admits when he was wrong,how do you like those apples….

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