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  • March 7th, 2011

    Red Sox 5, Mets 6:
    Disturbing Losing Trend…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    While the Sox “B” squad beat the Skanks on Friday night, that is the only win they managed to squeak out all weekend…

    Daisuke’s shelling (7 runs (5 earned) on 6 hits (including a homer) while walking 2 and striking out 1–all in 3 innings of work–UGH) as well as Tim Wakefield and Daniel Bard’s struggles on Saturday afternoon were pretty ghastly, as the Sox lost to the Florida Marlins 11-2–Honestly, what is the Marlin’s payroll these days? About $40-$50 DOLLARS??

    And then the perfect topper of the evening was the fact the Sox were unable to actually BEAT the Oreos, ending with a 4-4 tie in the 10th inning of that contest.Then, Michael Bowden, filling in for the flu-stricken Jon Lester on Sunday, did a competent job, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits while walking 1 in his 2 innings of work. And, as it can only happen in Spring Training, the game was lost when a pitcher most of us had never heard of (Alex Wilson) gave up the go ahead run in the 8th–a solo shot Luca Duda (another player no one has ever heard of that allowed the Mets to squeak by with a win…

    So, after this weekend, the Sox are 3-5-1, which, coincidentally, is the same record as the Skanks….But I don’t WANT to have the same record as the Skanks…I want to annihilate the AL East….and in case you were wondering, that is currently TWELFTH in the Grapefruit League…

    As expected, Adrian Gonzales took live batting practice this weekend, starting with 10 swings in the cage on Friday and then progressing to on the field work of 25 pitches on Sunday afternoon. Adrian weighs in on his work: …I’m just trying to put a good swing on the ball, feel like I’m on top of the ball and through it. For me, it’s more important how the ball goes to left-center and if I’m getting that good backspin or cutting my swing off a little bit. I felt good, but there were some swings where I was coming off it a tad. You still want to be able to work on that, and I’ll be able to work on that in the cage and take it out to my swing.” While a firm debut date has yet to be announced, I expect it will happen sometime later this week…

    Oh, and in case you were wondering? Of those 25 swings? 3 connected for homers…I cannot wait to see this guy at Fenway….

    Minor League Camp kicked off yesterday with the 1st workout of Pitchers and Catchers. They start playing games the middle of next week, on the 16th…

    Alot of things going on in the baseball world, and when I hear from others about what they are working on, I always try to pass those things along….

    Heard from The Hardball Times’ Chris Jaffe, who painstakingly compiled W-L records for every manager who achieved 1000 wins or more in their career, over the last 50 years. This milestone is part of an article he wrote regarding managerial milestones that will happen during the 2011 Campaign. And the Manager who achieves this milestone? None other than Terry Francona. You can read the full article here–Definitely worth the read…

    Also heard from Author Clay McKinney, who has a new book out called Pinstripe Defection, which reveals alleged bribery and kick-backs within the Yankees scouting ranks. USA Today wrote about it, and if you want to order the book, you can do that here. Sounds like a compelling read for any Yankee or sports fan…

    Finally, from our Friends at E-True Sports: Jeter Rips Sabathia For Talking To the Press: “A reportedly “livid” Yankee captain Derek ripped star pitcher CC Sabathia for remarks the star pitcher made after being hit hard for five runs in 2-2/3 innings against the Nationals Saturday at George Steinbrenner Field. Sabathia’s crime? He used the word “home” in remarks to the press the loss.” And we all know how sensitive Jeter is about his home. You can read the full story here.

    Coming up: The Sox hope to creep back to a winning record, as John Lackey takes his 2nd turn this spring as the Sox host the Oreos for the 1st time this spring. 1st pitch 1:05pm..

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    Disturbing Losing Trend…”

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