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  • May 30th, 2012

    Red Sox 6, Tigers 3,
    Climbing over .500…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:49 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Holy Buckets! Never in a million years did I think Daniel Bard would beat reigning Cy Young/MVP Justin Verlander, who is looking a bit human these days (gave up 5 runs on 10 hits–a season high), but he DID…

    Although, to be more accurate, it was Daniel Nava (LOVE him!) who beat him, stroking a 3 run double (off a 100mph fastball, no less,) in the 4th to put the Sox ahead…

    Daniel’s line, certainly good enough for his 5th win: 5 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits (including 2 homers) while walking 2, hitting a batter, and striking out 4. He threw 94 pitches, 56 for strikes. Not sure what all the “work and rework” he supposedly did, did, as he still gave up 2 walks and hit a batter…

    So, as more info comes out about Dustin Pedroia’s thumb, the more troubling it gets…Apparently, he hurt it a couple of weeks ago, and he aggravated it in the diving play on Monday. And the diagnosis is a torn abductor muscle. And once the swelling goes down, he wants to play through the pain. A torn ANYTHING never sounds good–tearing means it can get worse…And yes, it’s the same injury Kevin Youkilis had that required surgery–apparently Youks injury was worse–there were tendons involved in his injury…

    But couldn’t Pedroia’s GET worse if he attempts to play? He weighs in: “I don’t have to show them anything. I’ve played with injuries before. It comes down to me being able to swing with a brace on. I’ll get something made and see how it feels. If I can’t do it, it’s three or four weeks, so hopefully it’s not that.’’ As much as I don’t want to lose Pedroia, I would rather lose him for a little while than the rest of the season…

    So Roy Oswalt is going to one of the places he wanted to all along–The Texas Rangers, who signed him to a $5 million, 1 year deal, with up to a $1 million in incentives…Since he hasn’t pitched since last year, he will join their minor league ball club for a number of starts to get himself ready to go. He will probably join the club within the month…Whatever, if he didn’t want to play for the Sox, I didn’t want him here, cause we know how THAT always works out…besides, the Sox pitching has pretty much leveled out–its the ever increasing injuries that are the problem…

    In the creeping crawling teeny tiny baby steps that are Carl Crawford rehab, the latest news he is swing the bat–which isn’t what gives him issues to begin with. Apparently, he is about 10 days from starting his throwing program. At this rate, he should be ready around the All-Star break–during the 2015 campaign…This is SUCH crap…

    Coming up: Game 3 of the series, Jon Lester goes for his 4th win of the season, opposed by Drew Smyly, 1st pitch: 7:10pm….

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