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  • August 11th, 2010

    Red Sox 7, Toronto 5:
    I. Love. Mike. Lowell.

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:57 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Daisuke was….Daisuke last night: 110 pitches, 71 for strikes, and only going 5 2/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits (including TWO homers) while walking 3 and striking out 7…good thing I did not watch, as I was all out of Daisuke Daiquiris and did not get the chance to make any…..I guess he kept them in the game, his outings just make me…TIRED..

    Thankfully Mike Lowell hit that solo shot in the 8th inning, followed by a double from Jed Lowrie which put the Sox ahead for good, and got them the win….I cannot even tell you how vindicated I feel for Mike Lowell–he deserves to do well, after all the nonsense he went through this season…He weighs in: “I feel like I have to try to be a solid bat at the plate. My job is like it was four years prior — try to be a run producer. If I do that, I think I’m doing my part. I think Kevin, if you look at the numbers, he’s probably one of the five elite hitters in the Major Leagues the last three, four years. Would I love to? Yeah. I’d love to do it. But I think if you try to do something that somebody else does, you’re going to get out of your own game plan.”

    After 4 stolen bases in Monday’s contest–a rarity happened last night: Jacoby Ellsbury was caught stealing. Shocking, I know….

    What was not shocking was the fact that the Sox had ANOTHER error last night–Jed Lowrie missed a catch for his 3rd error of the season….That makes NINE errors so far in August…wonderful…

    Looks like Dustin Pedroia will get his Birthday wish–Since he is now able to run without pain, if he gets the all clear from the foot doctor on Friday, he will play in Pawtucket over the weekend (Much to his chagrin, probably) and then be in the Sox home whites for Tuesday’s game against the Angels…Ya! The Laser Show is coming! And, about 10 days behind Pedroia, Jason Varitek is also doing well, and is currently doing some low intensity running…

    Y a know, I could actually do a full blog post, every day, with status updates on all the players currently on the DL–Wow, is THAT depressing…

    Most of us have been saying for quite some time Jonathan Papelbon’s steady diet of fastballs was not fooling anyone, anymore. Case in point–he has started mixing the fast ball up with his splitter, and voila! much more consistence and success…Now, if he would just trust the pitch and continue to throw it, we’ll be in much better shape–as evidences by the .73 ERA for the 2nd 1/2 thus far…

    Coming up: That Clay Person takes game 2 of this series, going for his 13th win of the 2010 campaign, opposed by Shaun Marcum for Toronto… 1st pitch 7:07pm…

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