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  • March 26th, 2012

    Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 6, in 10 Innings:
    Someday, the Sox will start winning again…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:56 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    MAYBE…

    So Daniel Bard gave up 5 runs on 6 hits, and threw 85 pitches over 6 innings of work in yesterday’s loss. And Bobby Valentine is HAPPY with this outing? “Overall, I liked everything. Had some tough breaks, I thought. Worked his way out of jams. Had some pitches that could’ve been called strikes, didn’t let it affect him. Threw all of his pitches today. His changeup at times was devastating. His slider was sharp at times. What was there not to like other than the five runs on the board? And I think some of them could’ve been prevented.” It’s interesting to note that Bard said today was the first day that he “felt like a starter” Which one? John Lackey? Oh, I’m, sorry, Lackey would have given up EIGHT runs….UGH…

    So Bobby Jenks got all liquored up last week, and got behind the wheel of a car. Honestly, these guys have all the money in the world–they can afford DRIVERS. He is what he has to say: “I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates and to the Red Sox organization for any distractions I may have caused. I still need to let the legal process run its course, and until it does, I will not be able to make any further comment.” Yeah, Bobby we’re embarrassed too…

    Kevin Youkilis was a late scratch in yesterday’s loss with back stiffness. I reallyREALLY hope he can stay well this year–the Sox need a healthy and effective Youkilis to be successful…

    As another part of the 100 year anniversary at Fenway, legendary conductor John Williams, know for such brilliant works as the themes from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, has composed a musical tribute to the ballpark. Entitled, “Fanfare for Fenway”, the piece was played and recorded over the weekend at Symphony Hall in Boston by musicians from the Boston Pops Orchestra. You can see and hear a portion of it here

    Carl Crawford is still hitting and throwing as he rehabs his left wrist from the off-season surgery, and subsequent setback. Since he has not played in any games this spring, there is virtually no chance he will start the season with the team, staying in Florida to play with the minor leaguers…

    This has been thrown out there in passing on the web, but it bears some serious thought: Has the Red Sox rotation, which is pretty much the main reason for the epic collapse in September, improved? If Clay Buchholz is truly healed and can be effective, and if Josh Beckett and Jon Lester can be the pitchers we all know they can be, and if Daniel Bard or Alfredo Aceves or Felix Doubront can be effective 4th-5th starters…

    I don’t know about you, but that is WAY too many “ifs” for my comfort…

    Did you hear that Joba Chamberlain dislocated his ankle on a trampoline? He has been out for so long as it is, with the Tommy John surgery and all. On what planet did he think that jumping on trampoline would be a GOOD idea? He is not exactly the most trim and limber fellow. Yikes!

    Coming up: The Sox play the Phillies for the 2nd time in 3 days, with Jon Lester drawing the start for the contest. Following him will be Matt Albers, Scott Atchison, and Ross Ohlendorf. 1st pitch: 1:05pm

    10. More. Days…

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