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  • September 14th, 2010

    Red Sox 5, Seattle 1:
    Now THAT is a Quality Outing…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:00 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Hmmm….Let’s compare, shall we?

    Jon Lester threw 112 pitches in his start last night–Josh Beckett, 110 the night before. 2 pitches, not that much of a difference…

    Only, the Sox got an additional 2 innings of work out of Lester, 2 fewer walks, 2 fewer runs, 2 fewer hits, and 5 MORE strikeouts…

    NOW which one would you consider the quality start?

    Daniel Bard seems to bounce back from the walk-o-rama that was his last start, throwing an inning of 1 hit ball, while striking out 1…

    Neato Stat: With his 12 strikeouts last night, Jon Lester has reached 209 so far for the season, there are only 4 other Red Sox pitchers who have ever done in more than 1 year in Red Sox history. You may have heard of some of them: Cy Young, Pedro, Smokey Joe Wood, and Roger Clemens…

    Holy Buckets, even when he is pitching brilliantly like he did last night, don’t you just get the feeling that he is just getting warmed up? That Jon Lester is going to get EVEN BETTER some day? And what a day THAT will be…

    The Sox picked up another bullpen arm, purchasing the Pawtucket contact of Milton native Rich Hill. Signed as a minor league free agent earlier this year, Hill went 3-1 with a 3.74 ERA for Pawtucket, which included a mix of starts (6) and relief appearances (13). Well, now that MDC is sucking somewhere else, the Sox needed a Boston native on the roster–let’s just hope Matt Hill sucks less…

    Old Friend David Aardsma, who was pretty crappy in he Red Sox bullpen, has reinvented himself as the Seattle closer, and even saved 30 games last year. He hopes to do the same this year, and is currently sitting on 29 saves for the 2010 campaign. That is pretty impressive since the Mariners are on pace to have their 2nd 100 loss season in the last 3 years. Aardsma pitched a scoreless 9th inning in last night’s contest…

    Coming up: Daisuke gets start 2 of this series, and the last middle of the night game for 2010–Yay! Let’s hope he fares better than his completely awful (4.2 IP 8 runs on 8 hits) start last week. But then again, could he be much worse than he was against the Rays? He is opposed by lefty Luke French. 1st pitch 10:10pm…

    18 more games…

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