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  • May 24th, 2011

    Red Sox 2, Cleveland 3:
    On the Brink, and then DENIED…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:45 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    This is the 2nd time this week that all the Sox needed was to hang on for a win, only to have the bullpen muck up a perfectly good start to lose the game, and so, the Sox are exactly where they were yesterday–a 1/2 game out of 1st place, behind the Skanks and Tampa Bay…

    It was nice to see that the 4,986 pitch outing That Clay Person had last week had no lasting effects on him. Thankfully, he only had to throw 94 pitches (55 for strikes) in his 7 1/3 inning of work last night, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits (including a homer to the ON FIRE Asdrubel Cabrera) while walking 2 and striking out 4…

    Perfectly good outing–and then Daniel Bard comes in–yes, the same Daniel Bard who vacillates between brilliance and a complete train wreck. He also managed to pick up his 2nd blown save and FOURTH loss of the season–all in 1/2 of an inning…

    I guess my (and everyone else on the planet’s as well) question is: Why, Why, WHY did he pitch to Cabrera? The guy was like 7-8 in his last 2 games–you intent walk those kinds of guys, especially with the game on the line…

    And I am sure I can speak for a lot of people when I say that my heart was in my throat when Dustin Pedroia dropped like a stone in the 8th inning last night. Thankfully, it’s just an aftershock from the screw in his foot from last year, which he will have removed in the off-season. Pedroia weighs in: “When I do something like that, my leg goes kind of like a stinger like you get in football. It took a little while to get the feeling back in it. Anaheim was perfect; I got the feeling back in a minute. It took five this time.’’ He will not be in the lineup tonight, as it was a scheduled off-day for him anyway…

    Apparently, John Lackey will throw his 1st bullpen session today, the 1st since going on the DL and getting his cortisone shot. After, he will speak to the media, which he hasn’t done since before he went down…Should be more of the same “I feel good” “I feel strong” GAW-LEY!

    So, Daisuke has decided to have a 2nd opinion on his elbow, and will be going to visit Dr. Lewis Yocum within the next few weeks. The Sox medical staff felt that the injury, “a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow” could be treated with rest and rehab, rather than surgery. If surgery becomes an option, he will be out at least 12 months. He is currently in Japan for personal reasons…

    Bobby Jenks is feeling much better, having thrown his 1st side session since going on the DL on May 5th. He weighs in: “Everything felt great today. Bicep is back to where it was before a few weeks ago. Right now, everything’s looking good.” Let’s just hope that his effectiveness improves once he is back with the Sox, which may be as soon as this weekend, if he doesn’t go on a rehab assignment….But REALLY, go on a rehab assignment, it’s OK…we’ll be happy to wait…

    Coming up: Josh Beckett takes the mound in game 2 of the series–and hopefully will actually get the Sox a win against Cleveland. He is opposed by Indian ace Fausto Carmona. 1st pitch: 7:05pm…

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