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  • June 17th, 2010

    Red Sox 6, Arizona 2:
    Good year for Interleague Play…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:17 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Doesn’t it seem to be a theme the last week or so? Starters are struggling, but pitching well enough to win? While it always seems to be the case with John Lackey, it happened to both That Clay Person on Tuesday and last night with Jon Lester, who hit 2 batters on his way to his 8th win of the 2010 campaign–although I don’t think only giving up 2 runs is really struggling.

    Lester weighs in: “Early on, I struggled a little bit to get the ball down. I don’t know if I was overthrowing or just coming out of my delivery a little bit, but just a little inconsistent. I got in a little bit of rhythm and then kind of came out of my delivery again. I yanked some balls in, hit a couple of guys with some cutters. …walked three guys, two on four straight pitches. (It was) kind of night and day from inning to inning and batter to batter sometimes.”

    His Line: 7 Innings, throwing 103 pitches, 62 for strikes, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits (including a 2-run homer) while walking 3 and striking out 7…

    Daisuke is doing well, already to throwing at 150 feet, and will probably get a side session this week–On the DL with forearm strain (probably from all that vomiting in the bullpen), he is due to come off the DL next Wednesday.

    To replace Daisuke on the roster for Friday’s start will be Felix Doubront, coming up to the bigs for his major league debut. And it’s a hell of a game to put on his shoulders–the 1st night back for Manny…Like the poor kind won’t be amped up enough already, but then gets thrown into the frenzy of stupidhead’s return to Fenway. Felix has been 2-1 with a 1.08 ERA for the PawSox…

    Speaking of Manny, I guess I should weigh in with all the brouhaha that has been brewing ever since the schedule was announced, and reaching a fevered pitch as the date draws closer. Right now, it seems people are split about 50/50 as to how he should be treated–should he be cheered for all of his contributions to 2 World Series and helping to get the Sox there? Or should be booed mercilessly for his sh*tful behavior through the years, especially how he completely forced the Sox to trade him to the Dodgers in 2008. Compelling arguments for both sides, although I think I would leave towards the booing for sh*tful behavior, rather than cheering him. But I propose an alternative: How bout we…just…ignore…him…?

    Bottom line folks–Manny does not care about Red Sox fans, he never did, and frankly, however Red Sox nation chooses to react will be completely lost on him–and I would be surprised if he even noticed…So save your energy for something and/or someone who matters–and don’t waste your time or energy on Manny Ramirez…

    So Kansas City is getting the All-Star game in 2012. While I am disappointed that it will not be held in Boston to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Fenway Park, I am really not surprised. The Sox had it last in 1999 (and WHAT a celebration THAT was!) and KC has not had an All-Star game since 1973–so I guess they were due…But it still would have been nice if the Used Car Salesman recognized some history and had it at Fenway. Of course, this year’s game is in Anaheim, with 2011’s being in Phoenix…

    Coming up: So that folks can watch Game 7 tonight, which starts at 9–the Sox will start their game an hour earlier. John Lackey gets the start, and goes for the sweep of Arizona, who will hopefully continue their downward spiral and add a 13th consecutive loss to their road record. Dan Haren gets the nod for the Diamondbacks. 1st pitch 6:10pm…

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