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  • May 7th, 2012

    Red Sox 6, Oreos 9, in 17 Innings:
    Complete and Pure Unadulterated CRAP

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:42 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    So, apparently, the Red Sox didn’t feel that being swept by the Baltimore Orioles in 27 innings was enough torture for their fans. I guess they thought: “Hey! Let’s play THIRTY-NINE Innings, totally trash and decimate our bullpen, which has actually been doing ok, considering most of our starters can’t seem to get to the 5th inning these days, and totally embarrass our fan base. Sounds like a good time to me!”

    UGH…

    To be fair, the Aaron Cook debacle was totally not his fault, that wound was NASTY, and 11 stitches, and a DL stint later, he is out of commission for a while…

    But what the #@&*^#*&@^# is going on with That Clay Person? To say he sucks, is putting it mildly. Maybe he thought the fan base was missing John Lackey too much and decided to CHANNEL HIM. That’s the only reason I can think of for a legitimate #3 starter to have a 9.09 ERA, and have given up TEN homers in his 6 outings this year.

    To wit: When asked if he was feeling OK: “I feel good. If I knew the reason I was giving up runs I’d probably fix it. Gotta figure it out.” All you need is the “For Sure” and you would think you were freaking talking to Lackey…

    And let’s look at yesterday’s line: 3.2 innings, throwing 81 pitches, 46 for strikes, Buchholz gave up 5 runs on 7 hits (including THREE homers) while walking and striking out 4 each.

    And what about THIS crappy stat: In EVERY last one of his starts this year, 6 in all, That Clay Person has given up AT LEAST five earned runs. It’s my understanding that’s a new record. Well, bully for him!

    And let’s not forget the THREE Errors, 2 by Saltalamacchia and Middlebrooks, one of which lead to the extra run which CAUSED all the crappin extra innings nonsense in the first place…

    I have NO idea what the Sox are going to do for a bullpen. They don’t have another off-day until May 24th–and after pitching 26 2/3 of the 39 innings this weekend (!!!) How can they possibly not be exhausted???

    I must be delirious, because I cannot believe I am saying this: But maybe they should call up Daisuke to pitch a couple of innings tonight–Honestly, could he do any worse than anyone else has?

    And truly, the only bright spot in yesterday’s contest was the first career Grand Slam by Will Middlebrooks, tying the score at 5 in the 5th inning. There is no timetable on Kevin Youkilis’ return…

    And the Bang-Up Job Award goes to Josh Beckett, who already HAD a lat issue before he pitched a million and 26 pitches last weekend, and didn’t think that kind of info is the stuff his manager might want to know, so he could, oh, I don’t know, NOT have him throw a million and 26 pitches last weekend. Twit…

    Holy Hell, I don’t even know what to say anymore. My friend Paul from Boston called me today, and I babbled incoherently for about 15 seconds this afternoon, (which is different from my normal incoherent babbling) before I could actually get anything out. This team is making me speechless…and I HATE THAT…

    Coming up: The Sox have a quick road trip, heading to Kansas City for 3, before heading home again. Felix Doubront (who had better pitch a complete game shutout tonight) takes the mound for the Sox, opposed by Jonathan Sanchez. 1st pitch 8:10pm…

    The Royals are in even worse shape than the Sox, if that is even possible starting the day at 9-18…Let’s hope that trend continues…

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