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  • June 18th, 2010

    Red Sox 8, Arizona 5:
    Same Old Song and Dance, my Friend…

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:21 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    I read an article this morning in one of the papers that aptly described John Lackey’s outing for last night: plodding.

    Well said–and pretty much what we have come to expect from John Lackey. More often than not: A win (his 8th of the season, tied with Jon Lester). More often than not: It isn’t an easy one…Guess it doesn’t matter– a win is a win is a win…and its the 1st time in the last 5 series they have been able to get the sweep…

    His line: 6 innings, throwing 112 pitches, 63 for strikes while giving up 4 runs–3 earned, but since the unearned run was as a result of his own throwing error, shouldn’t it be an earned run?–I know the rules say no–but that doesn’t make any sense–its HIS error… Anyway, he also gave up 8 hits while waking 2 and striking out 5….

    And then in the 9th inning Jonathan “I can’t have a clean inning to save my life” came in and gave up a run on 2 hits while striking out 2…

    Oh, and in case you were wondering? The Sox are now only 2 games behind the Skanks and the Rays who are currently tied for the division lead–I won’t say I told you so, because I was truly unsure if they could turn this season around–but they have–and I am happy about that…

    As expected Daisuke threw a side session yesterday, and if he recovers well from him 40-pitch outing, he will get a 3 inning simulated game tomorrow–Tito is saying about 45 pitches, but it was to be a “real” simulated game, he’ll need to throw about 65 pitches…Tito is hesitant to commit to Daisuke coming off the DL when eligible next Thursday.: “I’m not eyeing anything. Just want to see how he does. That’s getting a little bit ahead. We’ll see.”

    So, The Boof Bonser Experiment is over, as he was Designated for Assignment today, to make room Felix Doubront–can’t say I am all broken up about this…

    Since I already weighed in on the whole Manny Ramirez nonsense yesterday, I am really not going to get into it today, I just hope that Red Sox pitching completely shuts him down, and he is a complete non-issue this weekend…I know this is newsworthy–I just wish it wasn’t…

    But I will comment on the statement that Manny deserves respect because he was the WS MVP in 2004. By all rights, I believe the MVP of the World Series should have been Keith Foulke who was pitching with nothing, and still managed to get it done…and I really believe Manny was selected because he was the “sexier” choice…

    But something that has flown under the radar in this whole brouhaha is this is also a return for someone else–Joe Torre. This is his 1st game at Fenway Park since 2007 when he left the Skanks…While I was never much of a fan when he managed the Skanks, after reading his book, “The Yankee Years”, I developed a whole new respect for the guy–and think the Skanks treated him very shabby…And I think there will be cheers for him tonight, just like there was in 1999 when he was still with the Skanks, and he returned for his 1st game after battling prostate cancer, and got a huge standing ovation from the crowd…

    Finally, my deepest condolences to the Celtics fans–while I am not a Pro Basketball fan, I would have liked the Celts to win..and I am sorry they did not….But they got to game 7 and made it a series, and have nothing to be ashamed about…

    Coming up: Making his major league debit tonight, lefty Felix Doubront kicks off the 3 game series against LA, and gets thrown right into the major drama that is Manny Ramirez–they said this kid has maturity–good luck with that…He is opposed by Carlos Monasterios. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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