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  • September 23rd, 2010

    Red Sox 6, Oreos 1:
    Playing at 33%…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:34 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Another series, another near miss at being swept by a crappy team…and of the last 10 games of the season, SIX of them are against the Skanks….ewwwww…

    At least there was a flash of brilliance from John Lackey last night, who pitched 7 innings of 1 run ball for his 13th win of the season. And Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon seemed to have righted their ship, each pitching a scoreless inning, with Daniel Bard striking out 2, and Papelbon striking out the side in the 9th…

    Thankfully we can now stop with the “Papelbon is the only closer to reach (fill in the blank) saves in his 1st five major league seasons” stuff, since 35 was the lowest save total…I was getting tired of hearing about it every time, just with a different number.Fortunately, Victor Martinez’s 6th error of the season did not impact the scoring–it was just the 3rd game in a row where the Sox had an error-and they had 2 on Tuesday….UGH–NOT GOOD…

    Lackey’s Line: Throwing 111 pitches, 74 for strikes, with 5 hits while walking none and striking out 5…

    And, despite the fact that it really doesn’t matter–Let’s go to the Blackboard!

    As of today, the Sox are 8 games behind in the AL East, and the Skanks play Tampa Bay tonight, so, depending on what happens, the Sox will start the series either 7.5 or 8.5 GB…..

    So:

    If the Sox Sweep (Never gonna Happen): the Sox would be either 4.5 or 5.5 games behind…

    If the Sox win 2: The Sox would be either 6.5 or 7.5 games behind

    If the Sox win 1: The Sox would be either 8.5 or 9.5 games behind

    If the Sox are Swept (Could happen): They would be 10.5 or 11.5 games behind…

    If I were a betting person, I would say the Sox will win 1–the Saturday night game Jon Lester is pitching–have little faith in Josh Beckett (0-2 with an 11.17 ERA against the Skanks in 2010) and even less in Daisuke…But even so, I really cannot work up a ton of enthusiasm either way…

    But maybe, if we are lucky, we can see another Skankee player pretend to get hit by a pitch (Jorge Posada did it earlier in the week) It was lame when Jeter did it, and he was really good at it..Posada’s display was just pathetic..

    Coming up: The Sox have an off-day today, then head to the Stadium or face the Skanks: Josh Becket kicks off the series, opposed by Andy Pettite, who is only on his 2nd start since coming off the DL. Then on Saturday its Jon Lester vs Ivan Nova (?????) and the finally will be Daisuke and Phil Hughes. 1st pitch Friday at 7:05pm…

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