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  • May 3rd, 2011

    Red Sox 9, Angels 5:
    Good to see some things don’t change…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:39 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (4)

    I’ll admit, I was a bit nervous about this game. Yeah, the Sox have been beating the snot out of the Angels for quite some time (they are 5-0 against them in 2011, 14-1 against them since 2010)–even this year, which is saying something. But That Clay Person has been struggling, with an ERA north of 5.00, and Jered Weaver, with his pretty .99 ERA, were facing off, and, in case you haven’t noticed, the Sox haven’t been playing super well… Yes, shocking, I know…

    But something I should have remembered: While Weaver had a 99 cent ERA, his career numbers against the Sox going into last night’s game were 2-4, 4.40 in 10 career starts…

    And last night was one of those outings we have come to expect from Buchholz, pitching 6 2/3, throwing 107 pitches, 66 for strikes, and scattering 8 hits while racking up alot of 2’s: 2 Runs, Walks and Strikeouts. It was good enough to get him his 2nd win of the 2011 campaign, thanks to a 13 pitch, 10 minute at bat by Dustin Pedroia, which led to a 2 run single which put the Sox ahead for good.

    And, of course there was the lovely 6-run 7th inning, which we have seen far too few of (like NONE) this year. But Jacoby Ellsbury hurt his knee smashing into the catcher coming home and had to leave the game. Oh, I hope, I hope, I HOPE this will not become a “thing”…

    Apparently, all of the brouhaha about Josh Beckett being injured was all for naught–The team was waiting to see how he fared after his side session yesterday, before making the decision on when he would next pitch. After his 25 pitch side session, the Sox have proclaimed that all is well, and that Josh would take the mound on Wednesday, pitching on 6 days rest. Tito weighs in on the move: “We leaned on Beckett pretty hard there a couple games and we don’t have days off coming up. So, not just because of the way he’s pitching, because he’s pitching great, just wanted to try to get everybody situated where they all feel as good about themselves as they can physically. Just to give him that day I think was important.”

    And, the elbow tightness that caused Daisuke’s exit from Friday night’s game against the Oreos appears to be a non-issue as well, as he will take his turn a week later, kicking off the 4 game series against Minnesota….

    Coming up: Jon Lester takes the mound in Game 2 of this 4 game series against the Angels. He is opposed by Dan Haren. 1st pitch 7:10. I wonder who will be in the booth with DO tonight, with Jerry Remy out sick? Last night it was Eck, the night before Peter Gammons–either is great–just not that guy from Baltimore again, what was his name? Rick Dempsey? Yeah, not him again, please…

    4 Responses to “Red Sox 9, Angels 5:
    Good to see some things don’t change…”

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    2. Lauren says:

      See, the Sox are supposed to have this tradition of smacking down the Angels during regular season games and getting screwed over in post season. Maybe the past few games mean we’re playoff happy?
      one can hope.

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