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  • August 1st, 2011

    Red Sox 5, White Sox 3:
    The Last of the Pale Hose

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:44 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    So the Red Sox have played their final games against the White Sox for 2011, and managed to win two out of the 5 contests–and I am glad to be done with them. Yeah, sure Ozzie Guillen can be amusing, but he gets old and tiresome pretty quickly–and do not even get me started on their announcers–voted the WORST in baseball I believe. Fortunately, I didn’t have to listen to them, as NESN was an option for all 3 games this weekend…

    Still not feeling the love for Andrew Miller–yes, he kept them in the game, only giving up 3 runs on 10 hits in his 5 2/3 inning of work. He threw 106 pitches, 53 for strikes, and struck out 8 (a season high for him) while hitting a batter and walking 1…But something HAS to happen soon–as the rotation is constructed right now, he is inline to start against the Skanks on Friday night–uh no…This is NOT ok…

    Fortunately, Kevin Youkilis was not retaliated upon for Miller hitting Paul Konerko–nor was anyone else. Youk was intentionally walked twice though…

    And the month ends on a winning note–and with a record-breaking winning % of .769, or 20-6, which beats the Sox previous record of .741 from 1993. They also have a 2 game lead over the Skanks in the AL East, and a 8.5 Game lead to be part of the play offs…Let’s hope they continue their winning ways–especially since the Skanks are in town for 3 this weekend…

    So, the Sox had Rich Harden for about 27 minutes, and then realized his medical stuff was not all its cracked up to be, so in the 11th hour (or the 16th actually) the Sox made a 3-team deal which netted them left-handed starter Eric Bedard from Seattle, and they gave up 4 minor leaguers for the privilege…The Dodgers are also in the mix somewhere…

    Uh….WHY????

    Yes, I understand that the Sox needed to get another pitcher–Andrew Miller is NOT the answer, and it is very likely That Clay Person has some very big problems in his back (now they are saying stress fractures, and he is seeing yet ANOTHER specialist today) which will more than likely keep out for the rest of the year. But a pitcher that is 4-7 with a 3.45 ERA in 16 starts? Granted he plays for the oh so sucky Mariners, but he got shelled Friday night, giving up 5 runs and not even getting out of the 2nd inning (1 1/3 to be exact.) A pitcher who was out ALL LAST YEAR after continual problems after shoulder surgery? UGH…. I know he was cheap, but UGH….

    The Sox also picked up utility infielder Mike Aviles from the KC Royals over the weekend. A right-handed career .309 hitter vs lefties, Aviles will assume the same role for the Sox–and may even see some outfield work…

    Coming up: John Lackey kicks off the 4 game series against Cleveland as the Sox host the ball club for the 1st and only time in 2011. He has been OK to pretty good the last few starts–and has actually won his last 4 starts in a row…can this trend continue? Or will Yukky Lackey rear his ugly head? He is opposed by Josh Tomlin–who beat the Sox the last time he faced them… 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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