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  • June 2nd, 2011

    Red Sox 4, White Sox 7:
    7 in a row…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:05 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    …is how many games the WHITE SOX have won at Fenway… marvelous…and is that even grammatically correct?

    Despite the fact that Tim Wakefield pitched well enough to keep the Sox in the game, a strange “was he tagged, or wasn’t he tagged?” play at 2nd base, coupled with little offense (A long-standing lament for the days when Wake pitches) contributed to the Sox being swept by the Pale Hose, and dropping their 4th in a row, leaving them 2 games behind the Skanks in the AL East…

    Wake’s line: 6 innings, throwing 98 pitches, 67 for strike, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) while walking 1, hitting a batsman, and striking out 4…The bullpen was also of no help, with Matt Albers channeling Daniel Bard to rack up HIS 3rd loss of the year–and then there is Jonathan Papelbon who gave up a 2 run homer to Paul Konerko (who, with Alexei Ramirez, has be a THORN this whole series) in his inning of work to put the game completely out of reach…

    So, despite the fact that Dr. Yocum agrees with the diagnosis the Sox Medical staff made with regard to Daisuke’s elbow injury, the rumor about town is Daisuke is opting to go with the Tommy John Surgery, which would mean his career with the Sox would be, for all intents and purposes, over. His contract is due to expire at the end of next season, and the normal recovering time for the surgery is 12-15 months. Super. He continues to get paid, doesn’t have to do anything, and then Satan will negotiate a contract with a team that will let him do anything he wants, and not question him like the Sox did…

    Ya know what? That’s fine–Let Wake stay in the rotation for as long as he is able, perhaps get the wins he needs to hit 200 (5) and be the winningest pitcher in Sox history (12), and bid sayonara to the man who has caused millions to guzzle Maalox and Jack Daniels (OK, maybe that was just me…), and did very little to embrace the team he played for–or their fans…

    On the All-Star Ballots, looks like almost everyone is behind someone else: Big Papi is 2nd behind the Rangers Michael Young for DH, Adrian Gonzales is 2nd behind Mark Toxemia for 1st base, Dustin Pedroia 2nd after Robinson Cano, Kevin Youkilis is 4th at 3rd base, Jacoby Ellsbury is 6th in the outfield, with Carl Crawford #9…

    You can still vote up to 25 times–online or via your mobile device until 11:59 p.m. EST on June 30th. The starters will be announced on July 3rd on TBS…So get on it folks, vote early, often, and with every e-mail address you have…

    Finally, Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP) wanted to let us know of some updates to their very cool software. The iPhone version is now on Version 1.0.3, fixing some bugs, as well some new features, including manually saving of games. Version 1.1 will be available soon at the App Store, offering the ability to buy historical seasons within the app. You’ll be able to purchase bundles like Record-Breaking Seasons, or Cinderella Teams, as well as individual seasons. Don’t have the App yet? You can get it here

    OOTP 12 is slated for a release date of June 20th. For more info, you can check them out on Facebook. And look for a review of OOTP 12 here at Boston Red Thoughts in the near future!

    Coming up: A much needed off-day for the Sox, only the 2nd in nearly 3 weeks, then That Clay Person gets the start, kicking off a 3-game series with Oakland. He is opposed by Josh Outman. 1st pitch: 7:10 pm…

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