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  • June 10th, 2010

    Red Sox 0, Cleveland 11:
    Talk about your reverse locks…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:06 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    C’mon, admit it…

    When you saw Justin Masterson’s 1-5 record, pitching against the winningest pitcher on the Red Sox (8-4), you thought this would be another “beat up on Cleveland” evening…

    Yeah, me too…

    Never in a million years would you have thought that Justin would  completely shut down the Sox, throwing a complete game, 2 hit shut out…

    Granted, That Clay Person wasn’t the sharpest in the world last night, but he certainly pitched well enough to win: Throwing 107 pitches, 61 for strikes, he gave the Sox 7 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 4, throwing 2 wild pitch and striking out 1…

    And then all hell broke loose…

    In the next inning,(yes, in the span of just 3 outs)The Boof Experiment and Joe “I play Miley Cyrus for my kids” Nelson combined for THIS lovely line:

    8 runs on 7 hits (including a Grand Slam to PRONK, of all people), while walking 5 and striking out 1…

    And how did The Boof Experiment allow 4 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks? I am glad you asked. Its goes something like this: Walk, single, walk, single–or was it single, walk, single, walk? No matter. One run is in, and the Sox bring in Nelson, who not only allowed the 3 runners he inherited from The Boof Experiment to score, but tacked on 4 more of his own before he managed to get the 3 outs to get the heck out of this inning…

    Just plain ‘ole ugly-assed baseball–YUK…

    But one good thing–Guess we don’t have to worry about Boof coming in and taking Tim Wakefield’s spot as a starter…

    The 2010 Draft was fairly productive for the Sox, as they picked up 19 college and 33 high school players, including 26 pitchers, 9 infielders, 7 seven catchers and 10 outfielders. The Sox also received 4 picks in the 1st 57 selected, as compensation for losing Jason Bay and Billy Wagner…The Sox also kept it in the family, selecting Nicholas Robinson, nephew of Jim Robinson, one of the Red Sox amateur scouts, and Zach Kapstein, nephew of Jeremy Kapstein, Red Sox senior advisor for baseball projects

    Back at Fenway yesterday, the Sox unveiled a bronze statue of “The Teammates” outside Fenway Park, at the intersection of Van Ness and Ipswich Streets just outside Gate B. and just a few yards from a the statue of Ted Williams. So named from the 2003 novel by David Halberstam which chronicled the 1,300-mile trip Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr made to Florida in 2001 to visit a seriously ill Ted Williams, the statue, sculpted by Antonio Tobias Mendez, depicts the 4 lifelong friends standing with a bat on each man’s shoulder and getting ready for batting practice.

    In attendance for the honor were the last 2 surviving Teammates, Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr, as well as Emily DiMaggio (Dom’s wife).In addition, a letter from Ted Williams’ daughter Claudia, was read: “This statue captures a moment that reflects true emotion and lifelong friendship. I am certain there is something special that lies within this statue — the same ‘magic’ found in the statue of dad putting his ball cap on a little boy…I want to thank the City of Boston and the Red Sox for their efforts to make this possible.”

    Johnny Pesky weighs in: “Ted, Dom and Bobby have been my closest friends since my rookie year in 1942. I have had some great times with them and I am glad that, thanks to the Red Sox, our friendship will now be remembered forever in the form of this statue.” I cannot wait to get up to Fenway and see it…

    If Josh Beckett passes all the weight, strength, and any other tests necessary, he will start throwing again this Saturday, after being shut down for the last 10 days…He has been on the DL since May 18th with lower back strain. For the 2010 campaign, is 1-1 with a 7.29 ERA in 8 starts.

    Well, Jacoby got his 3rd exam yesterday in California by Dr. Lew Yocum, and basically he said the same thing every other doctor said–rest is the only cure for broken ribs…

    Mike Lowell has started 4 times since May 11th–almost a month ago–he is not holding daily press conferences to bitch (much too classy for that) and the Sox, frankly, could use the roster spot (perhaps pick up a backup shortstop?) So Why Why WHY have the Sox not released him??? At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Mike Lowell deserves better than this. This is getting more and more sh*tful and sad every day…I know, he is making $12 million dollars a year–but, as someone once said to me: “You never get paid enough to be treated like crap”

    Coming up: Jon Lester pitches Game 4 of this series, and the last game of this 7 game road trip. He is opposed by Mitch Talbot, 1st pitch 7:05pm…

    One Response to “Red Sox 0, Cleveland 11:
    Talk about your reverse locks…”

    1. Vania Slothower says:

      She really does have a great voice. I wish her well.

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