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  • May 2nd, 2011

    Red Sox 3, Seattle 2:
    The Good and the Bad…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:15 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    The Good: The Sox managed to eke out a win in yesterday’s contest, thanks to a clutch single by, of all people, Carl Crawford, which gave him a respectable 2-4 for the day–and allow the Sox to start the month of May with a perfect record…A Special Thanks should also go out to perennial gold glover Ichiro who lost Jed Lowrie’s ball in the sun, resulting in the triple that set things up for Carl Crawford to save the day…

    The Bad: While they did not affect the scoring, yesterday’s contest was the 3rd Game IN A ROW where the Sox had 2 errors–this time it was a throwing error by Pedroia, and a fielding error by Scutaro…

    The Good: Tim Wakefield threw 5 2/3 strong innings of, 3-hit, 1 run baseball, walking 1 and striking out 2. He threw 76 pitches, 53 for strikes, which makes it all the more perplexing as to WHY Tito decided to pull him out of the game with 2 outs in the 6th inning. It was a scoreless outing at the time, with a man on 1st base–Didn’t he think Wake could get the last out in the 6th???

    The Bad: Bobby Jenks, citing “mechanical problems”, totally screwed up Tim Wakefield scoreless outing–allowing the inherited runner to score, and adding a run of his own, tying the score. All of this was in 1/3 of an inning, where he walked THREE, gave up a hit, and threw a wild pitch–guess the Sox are pretty lucky it wasn’t 5-2 when Jenks was through…

    The Really Bad: I knew there were quite a few–but I didn’t know there were THIS many: At least 7… Of what, you ask? At least 7 times in the last 2 seasons where Tim Wakefield pitched good enough to win, and then SOMEONE in the bullpen comes in and screws the pooch and Wake ends up with a no-decision, or even a loss, if enough inherited runs scored…and if I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times: he deserves better…

    The More Better than Bad: With Daisuke’s possible elbow, shoulder, left toenail injury, and Beckett still feeling the effects of the 125 pitches he threw a couple of outings ago–Wake may be getting ALOT more starts this season…

    The Good: Okajima has been searching for his mojo, and apparently he has found it–on Saturday he threw a perfect inning and 2/3 with one strike out, making it 3 scoreless outings in a row. And while its certainly a good sign, its not a large enough sample size to make me want to Bet on MLB at BetUS…and with Okajima, I am not sure there will ever be…

    The Bad: Apparently, Jerry Remy doesn’t just have a cold; he has pneumonia, and will be out for the foreseeable future calling it “a bit of pneumonia”, he says he is “day-to-day”….Get Well Soon Rem-Dawg!

    Finally, on a non-baseball related topic, just wanted to pass this along. As someone who has been unduly blasted online, I can completely relate to CivilNation’s Mission: “To foster an online culture where every person can freely participate in a democratic, open, rational and truth-based exchange of ideas and information, without fear or threat of being the target of unwarranted abuse, harassment, or lies.” Sounds like a good thing to me! For more info on “Taking a stand for civil digital discourse”, check out their website….

    Coming up: All better from his sickness (we hope) That Clay Person kicks off series #2 of this 11-game homestand–3 against the Angel, who are the only team the Sox seem to be able to consistently beat these days–but Clay is struggling, and because of his own illness, Jered Weaver, and his .99 (yes like 99 cents) ERA are on the mound for the Angels…ohhhh Boy….1st pitch 7:10pm….

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    The Good and the Bad…”

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