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  • July 23rd, 2010

    Red Sox 8, Seattle 6, in 13 Innings:
    I guess I missed something….

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:47 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    I managed to stay up until the 7th inning last night, and ya know what?  I did not even realize that John Lackey was that far into a no-no–albeit it a strange one: Milton Bradley walked, then stole 2nd base. A fielder’s choice got him to 3rd, and then Kevin Cash’s passed ball scored him in the second inning. And since none of those were a HIT…

    If I had known this, I would have forced myself to continue watching.

    But I am SO glad I didn’t…

    Let’s start with the positive: John Lackey, in a remarkably un-labored outing, going 8 strong, throwing 116 pitches, 80 for strikes, giving up 1 run (which was unearned) on 2 hits while walking 1, hitting a batter and striking out 6–All that work for NOTHING…

    And then Terry Francona actually thought that he would go to Manny Delcarmen to close out this game. Manny Delcarmen who hasn’t really been right in well over a year, and pitched to 4 batters in the 9th inning and could not get an out to save his life….Do we have enough of a body or recent work here to all agree that he needs to go? Please?

    So then it’s a save situation–and Mr “setting the standard” comes out, and not only does Papelbon allows the 2 runs he inherited from MDC to score, but tacks on another two tie the score and blow his 4th save of the year…

    And I am pretty sure it’s a sign of the apocalypse: Okajima gets the win, with Ramon S getting the save for their combined scoreless 3 innings of work…

    It was also a pretty ugly defensive game, with Bill Hall having 2 errors, and Macro Scutaro having one, and let’s not forget the passed ball by Kevin Cash–which lead to 3 of the 6 runs for Seattle to be unearned…

    Ultimately, it took FOUR more innings that it should have to end this game–and now the Sox have pretty much no bullpen for Josh Beckett’s (hopefully) triumphant return–He better be back, brilliant, and ready to pitch a complete game…

    Jeremy Hermida was activated last night, and promptly sat. Apparently, he will be platooning with Darnell McDonald, and will start against right handed pitching, so it looks like he will play on Saturday night against old friend Dave Pauley…

    Mike Lowell, fresh off cortisone shot in his hip, made his 1st rehab start with Pawtucket last night–he went 1-5. Apparently, he will play there another week or so–Heck, if I were him, I’d want to stay there as long as possible–at least he is playing there–not rotting on the bench in the bigs….although I am sure rotting in the bigs is probably better than playing in the minors…

    And we knew it was coming, but now its official: With Josh Beckett’s return, Tim Wakefield has been banished to the bullpen, and will be available Saturday. From Tito: “…We’re coming up on August, so we should be in pretty good shape as far as if we need him again, which I don’t doubt we will. Some of how we use Wake will be determined by how everyone else does. He’s probably not a situational guy, but some of it will be determined by how the rest of the staff is doing.”

    Finally: Today, Nomar Garciaparra turns 37. Remember that game in 2002 where he hit the 3 homers in 2 innings in 1 game? That was the coolest…Happy Birthday Nomar!

    Coming up: He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack: Mr. Staff Ace, Josh Beckett takes the mound for the 1st time since May 18th, opposed by Jason Vargas. 1st pitch 10:10pm….Here we go…

    One Response to “Red Sox 8, Seattle 6, in 13 Innings:
    I guess I missed something….”

    1. Gene Fremming says:

      Thanks for the post. I know a little bit about the topic but am always happy to find out additional information.

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