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  • August 31st, 2011

    Red Sox 2, Skanks 5:
    Eh…

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:01 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    I’m sorry,  I cannot even get that worked up about this game–I guess 2 days off this late in the season does more harm than good–because the Sox seemed kind of sluggish to me last night.  Missing opportunities (like the bases loaded in the 7th inning, and NO ONE scoring, and the 2-13 with runners in scoring position) and while Lackey didn’t completely spit the bit, and even went 7 innings, he too was just…eh…

    His line: 119 pitches, 75 for strikes, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits (including a homer) while walking 4, hitting a batter, and striking out 3…

    And, so I really think that he hit Cervelli in the back? Not really. Just because he chose to celebrate his homer LIKE A 6 YEAR OLD GIRL, why would that make Lackey mad? And truly, hitting Cervelli is like hitting Doug Mirabelli–not far enough up the food chain to matter… But it was a nice touch that Mo defended his battery mate, and hit Saltalamacchia for him…

    And while CC Sabathia is now 1-4 against the Sox in 2011, it took him 128 pitches to do it–in 6 innings. A win is a win, no doubt, but this game was more the Sox beating themselves, than CC beating them…

    That Clay Person did some light tossing yesterday, about 25 tosses from 60 feet–and all went well–i.e.: His back didn’t fall off or anything. He weighs in: “I felt good, I just light-tossed, though. I’ve probably done more running around outside during BP. I felt good, though. No problems, no pain.” He will take today off to rest, and then do some more soft toss tomorrow…

    Tim Wakefield’s next turn in the rotation was supposed to be Friday against the Rangers. But since he has had little success against the ball club, and Andrew Miller had been pitching better as of late, the Sox have decided to skip Wake’s turn in the rotation, looking for him to probably pitch in the 4 games Toronto Series next week. Tito explains: “We’re going to back Wake up a little bit. He’s not going to pitch until Toronto. We just talked to him before we came up here, just to let him know so he can kind of figure out how to proceed. We can get him in the bullpen for a few days. Then as he gets closer to that start, we can start preparing him for that, too. His next start will be his 6th attempt to win game #200…

    Surprise Surprise: Bobby Jenks’ rehab is stalled AGAIN. First he got sick, AGAIN, and then Hurricane Irene came. So now he will resume his program, and eventually hopes to pitch again for the Sox–At this rate, I’m thinking 2012–unless they dump him first…This is his 3rd time on the DL in 2011, where he has spent more time on, than off…

    Jerry Remy, NESN’s very own color commentator, Joe Castiglione, the voice of the Red Sox on WEEI, and along with deceased Sox broadcasters Ken Coleman and Ned Martinare, are on the ballot for the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award, awarded to broadcasters since 1978 for “excellence in broadcasting” Fans can vote for the any of the 75 broadcasters on the ballot, which is comprised of 2 from each ballclub, as well as 15 “at large” candidates. You can vote here on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/baseballhall) and you have until 5:00pm EST on Friday September 30th to do it. The top 3 vote getters from fan voting will join 7 others on the final ballot, which is then voted on by the 15 Frick Award members, as well as 5 others….Florida Marlins broadcaster Dave Van Horne was the 2011 recipient of the honor…

    Finally, Its day 2 of the 10th Annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon which will run tonight until midnight, on WEEI and NESN. So, if you can make a donation, do it today. Give them a call, toll-free 877-738-1234. For more information, or to contribute online, go to The Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon website.

    About the Jimmy Fund: The official charity of the Boston Red Sox for nearly 60 years, The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the save countless lives by furthering cancer research and care.

    Coming up: Game 2 of the 3 game series, with Josh Beckett taking the mound against Phil Hughes, who got all lit up when the Skanks played Oakland last week. Let’s hope that trend continues… 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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