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  • July 26th, 2010

    Red Sox 2, Seattle 4:
    The Beginning of the End for 2010?

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:40 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Caution:  Rant in Progress…

    Disclaimer:  I reallyREALLY don’t want to be one of “those” fans who is freaking out about the Red Sox…

    Tonight is the Sox 100th game of the season, and here is where they are:

    11 games over .500 (.556 winning percentage)

    8 games behind the Skanks, 5 behind Tampa Bay in the Wild Card…

    So far, they have played 7 of the 10 games in the road trip–and lost 4 of them–including 2 to a team that has the lowest batting average IN THE MAJORS (.235) and the 2 they won? Pretty much by the skin of their teeth…

    Yeah, Josh Beckett pitched OK on Friday night–but the Sox are WAY beyond needing “OK”–they need freaking brilliant, they need merciless beat downs where the pitchers throw no hitters, and the bats are hitting and hitting and knocking starting pitchers out in the 2nd inning…

    Jon Lester was well on his way to a perfect game–until Eric Patterson, who ironically, saved the Sox bacon in the 13th inning two nights before COULDN’T CATCH THE BALL, and just like that Perfect Game? Gone. No-Hitter? Gone, THE LEAD??? Gone Gone Gone…

    Oh Crap, I really AM one of those people who are freaking out over the Sox…

    The starting pitching has been doing well enough, no one has blown up and only thrown 2 innings in the last week or so, it’s the freaking bullpen and the fact that there is little to no hitting right now.

    Daisuke, who has only given up 3 earned runs in his last 2 starts, went 6 innings yesterday and only gave 1 run on 4 hits, striking out 4–what is amazing is that with the Wild Pitch and FIVE walks, it wasn’t more…

    The Sox are bringing Victor Martinez back, probably too early, and if they didn’t desperately need Big Papi in the lineup, he would have been back earlier as a DH, and he will probably be in the lineup tonight. Let’s just hope he doesn’t really screw up his thumb and be lost for the season…

    And, if this keeps up, Dustin Pedroia may just bully his way back onto the field, because you KNOW sitting around

    Message to Okajima–we are all more than little tired of your crappy play–but the fact that you will not even face the music and talk with the press EVER–THAT is stupendously crappy. MDC and Jonathan Papelbon are alot of things–but they man up when they screw up…take a lesson–and don’t leave it up to your teammates to answer questions for which you need to answer…

    Trade deadline is Saturday–Let’s hope Theo can work a miracle…Releasing Okajima might be a good start…

    Finally, Congratulations to Andre Dawson, Whitey Herzog and Doug Harvey, who were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. On hand for the festivities were 47 of their brethren, when The Hawk, the White Rat and God joined the 289 players, umps and managers before them who comprises the greatest of the greats.

    Also awarded was the Ford C. Frick Award, given in recognition of major contributions to baseball broadcasting, this year given to Jon Miller of the Giants/ESPN, and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, given for excellence in baseball reporting, was awarded to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News

    Coming up: That Clay Person takes the mound (hopefully a lot less rusty than last time) kicking off the series, and the final 3 games of this more than disappointing road trip. He is opposed by Joel Pineiro for Anaheim. 1st pitch: 10:05pm…

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