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  • September 2nd, 2010

    Red Sox 9, Oreos, 6:
    Doing a Double Take…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:31 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    As sad as it is, I am so used to them not doing well recently that when I looked at the game in the earlier innings and saw that they were losing, I was disappointed, but not super surprised. And since I didn’t get home until late, and then had things to do, I didn’t check again until I went to see how they did–and, at 1st glance, I thought they had LOST, and even started to say to my husband, “Oh crap, th—, Oh! They WON! Cool!

    A 6-run 7th inning usually can go a long way to a win…especially when your ace gives up 4 runs in the 1st inning…Fortunately, Jon Lester settled down after that, only giving up 1 more run in his 6 innings of work…

    The rest of his line: 5 runs on 8 hits while walking 2, hitting a batter, throwing a wild pitch and striking out 10. Jon Lester threw 120 pitches, 72 for strikes.

    Jon Lester stats: While last night’s win was his 15th of the season, it was also his 13th consecutive win against the Cookies–and that is the longest winning streak that any active pitcher has against any one team…He has NEVER lost to this team in 16 lifetime starts–and holds a nifty 2.33 against the ballclub. The Sox still play 3 more against the Oreos after today–who know? It may be 14-0 by the end of this year…

    And the injuries continue: The Sox have been relying on starter-turned-reliever Felix Doubront as of late, and until Tuesday night, when he gave up the 2 solo shots in relief of Josh Beckett, he has been doing pretty well…But the Sox sent him back to Boston yesterday for tests, as he was complaining of a sore chest muscle on the side opposite from his throwing arm. Fortunately, it’s only a mild stain, and with a couple of days rest, he should be ready sometime this weekend…

    The Arizona Fall League will be starting up in the middle of October, and the Sox will be well represented this year, sending 7 minor league players and Single A Greenville pitching coach Kevin Walker to participate this year. They will be playing/coaching for the Peoria Javelinas: Seth Garrison, Jason Rice and Dan Turpen, pitchers; Ryan Lavarnway, catcher; Jose Iglesias, shortstop and Juan Carlos Linares, outfield. There is also another pitcher, who will be named later…I’m thinking they will send Felix Doubront, just to get him some more seasoning…

    Finally, I came across this article on Amog by Red Sox fan Roger Fenimoore (he too came from a mixed marriage, except his Dad was a Red Sox Fan/Mom was a Skankee fan–in my case, Dad was a Cleveland Indian Fan…): 7 Things You Didn’t Know about the Red Sox Curse. Well-written and very funny, definitely something to check out…

    Coming up: With a back less balky, Daisuke returns to the mound, and will hopefully be good enough to get the win, as well as the series win, against the Oreos. He is opposed by Brad Bergesen. 1st pitch 7:05pm…

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