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  • September 1st, 2011

    Red Sox 9, Skanks 5:
    Leveling Off…

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:49 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    While Josh Beckett wasn’t at his best (7 IP, 5 Runs, 4 earned), it was certainly enough to get the job done, as the Sox offense combined for 3 homers in last night’s contest to even up the series at 1 win each…

    And more importantly, returned the Sox to their 1.5 game lead in the AL East…

    The rest of Beckett’s line: 111 pitches, 72 for strikes, with a wild pitch, a hit batter, 3 walks and 8 strikeouts…

    But, honestly, am I the only one who finds it frustrating that the Sox have been consistently GIVING AWAY RUNS via errors? Last night it was Josh Reddick’s fielding error which lead to the 5th Skankee run…Teams are perfectly capable of scoring runs (well, at least most of them are) but giving them extra outs/chances? UGH…

    Today is September 1st, the day the rosters expand to 40 men, and the plan was to activate JD Drew today, and Kevin Youkilis tomorrow. We’ll, it seems only 1/2 of that is going to happen. As shocking as it may seem (NOT) JD Drew is injured AGAIN (or should I say STILL?) This time its the middle finger on his right hand. It was bad enough to keep him out of the PawSox lineup last night, and he is heading to Boston to have the Sox medical team look at it. Theo weighs in: “I wouldn’t rule it out, but we’re going to take a look at him. It’s probably unlikely — less likely now, certainly, than it was before this setback or before this new minor injury occurred. … Again, I don’t think it was anything major, but it’s just kind of uncomfortable swinging the bat today when he tried it.” Can we stick a fork in him and call him DONE already???

    Speaking of done, it appears that the guy whom I thought would replace JD Drew in the outfield is also done–at least for 2011 anyway. Ryan Kalish, who tried all season to come back from a sprained right shoulder and partial torn labrum, is now having surgery for a bulging disc in his neck…He should be 100% by Spring Training, but not only lost this year, but will lose a portion this winter as well in his development. He is only 23, but the opportunity is now, and I hope he does not lose his chance….

    How about this neato Stat? Guess who leads all of baseball with the most wins (active pitchers only, of course) Probably not who you think: Tim Wakefield, with 199. 2nd to Wake is Doc Halladay with 185, and 3rd is Tim Hudson with 178…

    Here is another: This year, Josh Beckett is 4-0, with a 1.85 ERA against the Skanks.  His 2010 numbers? 1-2 with a 10.04 ERA…And the last time a Red Sox pitcher beat the Skanks 4 times in 1 year? 1987, when Al Nipper did it…

    The Sox made some acquisitions at the August 31st waiver trade deadline, picking up outfielder Conor Jackson from Oakland, left-handed pitcher Trever Miller, who was released by Toronto, and old friend Joey Gathright, who has been with the Independent league, and has played in the bigs since 2009. Miller and Gaitright have been sent to Pawtucket, although at least one of them will probably show up with the Sox, now that the rosters have expanded. Jackson has already been added to the 40-man and will be with the Sox now…

    Coming up: THIS is a game I am very much looking forward to seeing–Red Sox Ace Jon Lester vs the punk AJ Burnett, who has SO been spitting the bit lately. When he is on, he is practically unhittable, but when he’s not….hahahahaha..

    Now, this being baseball, Jon Lester could give up 15 runs in the 1st inning, and Burnett could throw a no hitter, and that wont be fun to watch…But I am hoping it goes the other way–because that will be WAY fun to watch..Schadenfraude anyone? 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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    Leveling Off…”

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