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  • September 27th, 2011

    Red Sox 3, Oreos 6:
    And Jacoby taketh away…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:41 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Isn’t it ironic that Jacoby Ellsbury, who gave the Sox another chance with his 3 run blast in the 14th inning against the Skanks on Sunday night, was the one to drop the what should have been spectacular catch in the 6th inning in last night’s contest, resulting in an inside the park 3-run homer for the Cookies?

    And that, as they say, was that…

    Of course, a million and one things lead up to this. Like the fact that Vlad Guerrero, who makes Adrian Gonzalez look like Jacoby Ellsbury on the base paths, was able to STEAL a base, and not be tagged out. Or perhaps it was the fact that Josh Beckett couldn’t get that 3rd strike, Or maybe it was the fact that the Sox had the bases loaded more than once in the contest, and couldn’t do any better than 3 freaking runs for the whole game?

    Josh’s line: 6 innings, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits (including 2 homers) while walking 4, and striking out 5. He threw 108 pitches, 71 for strikes…Completely uninspired…

    And now Jarrod Saltalamacchia joins Jason Varitek, who got hit in the knee by a pitch in the Skankee series, in the “probably not well enough to play” category, after a foul ball hit his right collarbone. While X-rays found no damage, he is listed as day to day. The Sox have called up Luis Exposito to join Ryan Lavarnway as backup catcher…

    And it looks like no matter what happens, Kevin Youkilis is done for 2011. The Sox haven’t said it yet, but he should just go and have the surgery for his hernia and be done with it. Tito weighs in: “He’s trying so damn hard, but he’s pretty sore. I don’t think we’ve pulled the plug, but being realistic, though, we’re probably fighting an uphill battle.” You know as well as I do, if Youk could be out there, he would be…

    That Clay Person threw 18 pitches in his instructional league debut in Florida, and has returned to Baltimore so the Sox medical staff can determine how he responds to that. If the Sox are still in it and need Wednesday’s game, he will return to Florida and continue his rehab. If it’s all over but the shouting, one way or the other, he will start tomorrow’s contest in Baltimore…

    Happy Birthday to beloved Red Sox icon Johnny Pesky, who turned 92 today. I hear that he doesn’t get around as much as he used to, which means he does not get to Fenway everyday like he used to. As I have mentioned before, I had the opportunity to meet and speak with him back in 2005, and there is not a classier man in all of baseball. Happy Birthday Johnny!

    Finally, I want to extend congratulations to the winners of Boston Red Thoughts recent giveaways:

    Fall Classic at Fenway Park: The Boston Red Sox Historic 2004 and 2007 World Series Films in DVD or Blu-ray: Rich Battista, J. L. D., Paul Alex, Richard Miller, and Mike Canu

    And Fenway Park: The Centennial 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball Book and DVD: Kevin Evans, Jay Bryce, and J. L. D.

    Congratulations to all who won, and thank you to all that entered…

    Coming up: I think we all know it’s over. Even if the Sox win tonight, they haven’t been able to win 2 in a row in exactly a month (They beat Oakland on August 27 and 28th). I know in other years the Sox have come back from the brink and have gone on to bigger and better things–but this team, as comprised, and with the flurry of injuries, isn’t that team…

    That said, if they do come back, I will be the first to apologize to the 2011 Red Sox, but I just don’t think they will. And for those of you who think it can still happen, I respect you for that, but I just can’t get there…

    Erik Bedard, who has 1 win in a Red Sox uniform, takes the mound in what is probably the penultimate game of the 2011 campaign. He is opposed by Zach Britton. 1st pitch 7:05pm

    Never in a million years did I expect the Sox season to end TOMORROW…CRAP…

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    And Jacoby taketh away…”

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