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  • August 19th, 2010

    Red Sox 7, Angles 5:
    Saving his bacon…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:11 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    THIS one he managed to save…Not the brilliant John Lackey outing (8+IP with 3 runs on 8 hits while walking 1 and striking out 4) of last week, but this ugly and labored outing that Lackey ONLY won because the Angels’ bullpen melted down the in 7th, and allowed 2 runs to score as a result of a wild pitch–and a hit batsman…

    But win this one they did–and a win is a win, even if it’s an ugly-assed one…

    Lackey’s line for his 11th win of the season: 7IP, throwing 119 pitches, 78 for strikes, giving up 5 runs on 10 hits (including 2 homers) while walking none and striking out 5…

    In a completely non-surprising move, Mike Cameron, and the hole in his lower abdomen will be having surgery within the next 2 weeks. Mike weighs in: “Obviously, I put it off for a long time. I just think that being at 60 percent at this time of the year is not beneficial for myself or the team. It’s time to explore the options and take advantage of what I have to do in order for me to do what’s right and help the team.” Despite this awful injury, which started bothering him during Spring Training, he managed to play 48 games and hit .259 with 4 homers….

    And we all knew THIS was coming as well: Jacoby Ellsbury is done–unless there is a miracle–he is out 4-6 weeks. After meeting with Dr. Yocum this week, it was found the fractures are back–for the 3rd time this year. While it sucks that a game changer such as Jacoby has been, for all intents and purposes, lost to the 2010 campaign (he played in all of 18 games this year) I think the way this whole thing was handled, by just about everyone has been pretty awful…I think its time to let it go…

    At least this means we get to see Daniel Nava (who took one for the team by getting hit in the back to score the go ahead run in last night’s game…) and Ryan Kalish (who WILL be an everyday outfielder next year) gets to stay…

    And how freaking ironic is it that the only everyday outfielder to actually stay healthy all season is Stepford Drew? Mind boggling…

    So…I hear that Fatboy Roger is going to be indicted for perjury–and in honor of that eTrueSports (naturally) has the REAL story: “I’m going to beat my lying addiction,” said a teary Roger Clemens today after it was revealed he will be indicted for perjury before a Congressional subcommittee based on testimony by his former trainer, Brian McNamee. “You know who your friends are in times of trouble. Thank God Brian turned me in.”

    And what is up with Howie Kendricks changing his name to “Howard?” RemDawg and DO still call him “Howie”…I KNOW Howard is his formal name–but who changes their name in the middle of their baseball career? That would be like Trot Nixon waking up one day and deciding he wants to be called “Christopher Nixon”–it’s just weird….

    Finally, it’s the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon weekend at Fenway Park. Kicking of the 36-hour event this morning, it will continue through tomorrow night, Friday, August 20th. In its 9th year, the Telethon raised $4.55 million last year (its goal is $5 million for 2010), with an event total of $21.4 million. Already texted my $10.00 donation this morning, and you can as well by texting KCANCER to 20222 (*Message & data rates apply. Terms and conditions can be found here… You can also call 877-738-1234, or make your pledge online.

    Coming up: Josh Beckett takes the mound to tries to seal the deal on the Sox sweeping the season series against the Angels—and prove to Red Sox Nation he is still the ace of this staff… He is opposed by Ervin Santana. 1st pitch: 7:10pm…Let’s hope the 10th game is a charm…

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