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  • August 26th, 2010

    Red Sox 5, Seattle 3,
    Red Sox 2, Seattle 4:
    Treading Water…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:11 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    While in any other situation, winning 2 out of 3 and winning series would certainly be a good thing–and it does keep the Sox in the thick of things. A 6-3 homestand is certainly nothing to complain about. HOWEVER, when the 2 teams in front of the pack are in the same division, and seem to keep on winning, sweeps are what is going to it, if the Sox have any chance at all of getting to the dance…

    Fortunately, even a blind nut finds a squirrel sometimes, and box the Skanks and the Rays lost last night–so a 1/2 game was gained–a full game would have been better, though…

    Fortunately, there was a good showing from both pitchers: Josh Beckett, who once again was brilliant for 6+ innings, giving up only 1 hit in the span, and then morphed into Semi-Yukky pitcher in the 7th, giving up a solo and 2 run shot for the 3 runs Seattle scored in the contest. Fortunately, the Sox were able to answer with 5 runs of their own, getting themselves, and Josh the win…

    Beckett’s Line: 6.1 IP, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits (including the 2 homers) while walking 1 and striking out 7. He threw 101 pitches, 60 for strikes, and still has a rather horrible 6.50 ERA…

    Unfortunately, the Bats were not as active for Tim Wakefield, who made a surprise spot start because Daisuke’s back is bothering him, shifting Jon Lester to the Ray opening Friday night. He certainly kept the Sox in the game, only giving up 4 runs (3 earned as a result of him own throwing error), but Sox could only come up with 2 runs against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez…

    I am sure it did not help that one of the Sox best hitters, Adrian Beltre, was ejected from the game (As was Terry Francona) as the home plate umpire thought he was dissing him–turns out he was bantering with Felix Hernandez–in Spanish…This was only the 2nd time in his WHOLE CAREER he has been ejected–It was Tito’s 29th…

    Wake’s Line: 5.2 IP, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits while walking none and striking out 2. He threw 91 pitches, 63 for strikes, but has a decidedly better 5.27 ERA…He has certainly pitched better than his 3-10 record shows…

    And can I tell you how HAPPY I am that Skeezy bastard has decided to stay in Detroit….Yes, he was part of the 2004 magic–and hell, I even owned his jersey–and it wasn’t even the fact that he went to the Skanks (although that was pretty distasteful) It was the fact that HE COULD NOT SHUT HIS MOUTH WHEN HE GOT THERE. All the nonsense about the “Yankee tradition” before he played a game was utter crap–and made him dead to me…

    Coming up: A Day off, and then the Sox go to Tampa for 3. If there ever was a defining series this year–this it. Our best and brightest, Jon Lester, who is hopefully OVER the horribleness that was his last start (2+ IP, 9 runs), is on the mound, opposed by David Price. 1st pitch 7:10pm.

    Let’s get this done…

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