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  • June 1st, 2011

    Red Sox 7, White Sox 10:
    Can we say The Aceves Experiment is over?

    Posted by Christine E. at 2:21 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Holy Buckets, I hope so…

    Yeah, I know, the guy did well for 2 starts–or as well as you can say about someone who has already hit FIVE batters this year–one in the FACE. But last night’s debacle…UGH.

    The ugly line: 5+ innings, with 8 runs on 8 hits, while walking 3, hitting and striking out 1. He threw 78 pitches, 47 for strikes. Of course, the ugliness can be shared by Jed Lowrie, whose fielding error (his 8th of the season–YUK) was good for 2 unearned runs, and Scott Atchison, called in to stop the bleeding in the 6th inning, allowed the 2 inherited runners to score–and then gave up 2 runs of his own…

    The Sox managed to make some noise in the later innings, so the game was not a complete embarrassment, but with this loss, the Skankee drubbing of Oakland, the Sox are now a full game behind the Skanks in the division, and a 1/2 game ahead of the Rays…

    The Sox scratched and clawed their way into 1st place, and were there all of 15 minutes (ok, it was more like 4 days), and now are putting up WAY too many black dots for my liking…

    John Lackey made his 1st rehab start for Pawtucket last night, going 5.2 innings, throwing 63 pitches, 43 for strikes, and giving up 1 run on 3 hits (including a homer) while walking none and striking out four…He is slated to return to the rotation this Sunday against Oakland…

    So, that means either Aceves or Wake will return to the bullpen. I think Aceves should, for many reasons–but I think a lot of the decision will hinge on Wake’s outing today…If he does well, I he will stay–if he struggles, the decision will be that much more difficult…

    From the How Quickly Things Change Department: It wasn’t that long ago that Carl Crawford was living below the Mendoza Line, and obviously pressing. Now, he is the AL Player of the Week for the period ending May 29. He went 11-for-26 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers and eight RBIs during the 7 day span, including 2 games where he went 4-4 and 4-5, respectively…This is his 4th Player of the week honor…

    Bobby Jenks returned from the DL last night, to pitch in last night’s contest against his old team. He pitched a scoreless 8th, giving up only 2 hits in the frame…

    Daisuke met with Dr. Lewis Yocum yesterday for his 2nd opinion examination of his elbow, with the results to come soon. Should be interesting…Tito weighs in: “Think it’ll help us with a timetable, that’s the biggest thing.” If Yocum recommends Tommy John surgery, Daisuke will be done for at least 12 months…

    Completely not surprising, the Sox and Oakland game on Saturday, scheduled for 7:10, has been moved to 1:10pm, to accommodate Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Bruins and Canucks…Both Games will be televised on NESN…but I wonder if we’ll get to see it, as that is FOX time…

    Finally, the newest eBook site, Copia is giving away free eBook copies of two great baseball novels, Shoeless Joe and Bang the Drum Slowly, as well as all three of the Baseball’s Most Wanted trivia books.

    What do you have to do? Just create an account, download the books by clicking “Buy this Book” (you won’t be charged), and then download the FREE Copia eReader software for PC, Mac, iPad, Win 7 (Don’t worry, Android is coming soon). And, since all Copia’s books are Adobe ePub, they can also be read on other readers like Nook and Sony eReader. But, by downloading their eReader you can share notes in the margins of their books…

    To get these books, and many more of the baseball, or non-baseball variety, please visit them here… Happy Reading!

    Coming up: The Nation turns its eyes to the Elder Statesman, Tim Wakefield, to stop the skid, and put the Sox back on the path. He is opposed by Gavin Floyd. 1st pitch 1:35pm….

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    Can we say The Aceves Experiment is over?”

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