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  • August 3rd, 2010

    Red Sox 5, Cleveland 6:
    Just when you think it might be getting better…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    It all goes back to hell in a hand basket…

    I guess we all knew it was going to happen–Mike Cameron has been battling his abdominal issues for most of the season–it was bound to catch up with him–and it has. The Sox have placed Mike Cameron on the 15 DL and the rest of the season doesn’t look too promising, although Mike doesn’t want to admit defeat just yet: “It’s just an opportunity to get me some rest, get my body a chance to kind of catch up. It’s been through a lot. I’ve been grinding…I’m not talking about that now (surgery). That’s something that’s an option down the road, but it’s not talked about right now. We’ll just see how these two weeks go here, whether it’s 10, 15 days before we make a drastic decision on something.” Daniel Nava was called up from Pawtucket to replace Cameron.

    Now, wouldn’t it be nice if Jacoby Ellsbury were available? And since all the stories about him are completely conflicting–who KNOWS what is going on there. The club is saying he could be activated at any time from his rehab assignment at Pawtucket, even as early as this week. But then you ask HIM–and you get THIS: “I’ll be feeling something for the rest of the year…” and refuses to answer any more questions…

    And then there is the fact that Kevin Youkilis jammed his thumb in the 2nd inning and had to leave the game. Preliminary testing showed no structural damage, but there will be more testing today. Jed Lowrie got his 1st career start at 1st base in the 9th inning, and did perfectly in his 2 chances…

    Now, if the Sox has activated Mike Lowell, HE could have played 1st base, but even if Youk is out for a while, its seems the FO would rather NOT activate Mike Lowell…which SUCKS…so, we are at Day #5 of the Mike Lowell non-activation watch…

    O Laboring One had a VERY crappy outing last night, although it didn’t start as one–John Lackey was cruising, and then completely lost it in the 4th inning, and when the dust settled, the Sox were looking at a 6-1 hole.

    Lackey’s line: 5.1 IP, giving up 6 runs over 9 hits while striking out 5 and walking 7…He threw 107 pitches, 64 for strikes…

    Of course, 2 of the 6 runs were as a result of Dustin Richardson allowing the inherited runners to score–I know this kid has a sparkling 2.25 ERA, but it always seems that he is causing SOMEONE’s runners to score–which is probably the reason for the sparkling ERA– and lefties are hitting .353 against him, so of course it makes sense to bring him in against a left-handed hitter—NOT…

    AND it should be noted that Tim Wakefield pitched 2 scoreless on his 44th Birthday (the 5th time he has pitched on that day), giving up a hit, while walking and striking out 2–Kept them in the game…Would have been nice if the Sox could have won this one–would have been a win for Wake…

    Adrian Beltre, who was responsible for all of the runs in last night’s contest, pretty much went above and beyond, hitting 2 homers, including a beautiful 3 run shot which put the Sox within spitting distance in the 8th inning….

    And can I just tell how I had to restrain myself from throwing my TV RIGHT OUT the bedroom window last night when JD Drew comes up in the 9th inning, with the tying run on base, and then pops out for the 2nd out of the inning. And of course, there is no emotion from Stepford Drew…ARGH!!!!! Useless!

    But Ryan Kalish was certainly a good move for the Sox, going 3 for 3 with a walk last night. He is batting .500 in 3 games in the bigs…

    Coming up: Josh Beckett makes his 3rd start since being back from the DL, and will hopefully continue his winning ways, he is opposed by David Huff, for Cleveland. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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