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  • June 12th, 2012

    Red Sox 1, Marlins 4:
    This is such CRAP…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:11 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    At 61 games into the season, the Boston Red Sox are now 3 games UNDER .500, and 6.5 games behind the now tied Tampa Bay and Skanks…Oh, and did I mention, DEAD LAST in the AL East?  AGAIN?  Or maybe I should stay STILL, since there was only ONE DAY in the last 2.5 months that the Sox weren’t actually in last place

    One. Day.

    And last night’s game was just another movement in the “starter pitched well enough, but the bats need an act of congress to actually score some runs” Symphony.

    If course, this should not be confused with the “The bats are on fire, but the starting pitcher can’t get himself out of the 2nd inning without giving up 8 earned runs” vConcerto…

    Not sure what is up with the “musically themed” blog post, but I am going to run with it…

    Josh Beckett’s competent line: 7IP, throwing 97 pitches, 65 for strikes, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits (no homers) while walking 1 and striking out 5, bringing his record to a completely unimpressive 4-7…

    Remember when Josh Beckett CARED and everyone expected him to win, and when he didn’t, we were all shocked? And when did lose, he sat and took complete responsibility for the loss, no matter what? Now, the Apathetic Josh Beckett LEAVES before the media comes, leaving the rest of the team to speak for him. If that isn’t indicative of a need for an attitude adjustment, nothing is. And the kicker is that I think the talent is still there–it’s just the fire that isn’t…

    And, I get it, Josh, you have a wife and child–and, apparently, you are the first MLB player EVER to have a wife and child, because I guess that is someone so RARE and UNCOMMON that it causes you to absolutely not give a rat’s ass about your freaking JOB…and that’s ok…UGH…

    So, only David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia have cracked the top 5 in All-Star balloting. Not sure why this is such a surprise. Dead last teams don’t get noticed. I am sorry that Jarrod Saltalamacchia hasn’t been recognized, as he is playing the best baseball of his life. Hopefully that will change in the next couple of weeks. You can still vote here until Thursday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m. EST… This year’s game will be played on Tuesday, July 10th at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

    While I was disappointed when Fenway Park was not selected, in honor of their 100 year anniversary, in light of hose poorly the Sox have been playing, it’s probably for the best. And frankly, it would just be another opportunity for the ownership to make money, and I think they need to spend some money to help with the abysmal situation going on now…

    And just because it’s been 20 minutes since the last injury, the Sox need another one. Latest casualty is recent Tommy John surgery recoveree (is that even a word? Is now…) Rich Hill, who has tightness in his surgically repaired left elbow, requiring a 15-Day DL stint, which. Hill met with Dr. James Andrews who did his surgery, who said while more surgery will not be required, but about 4 weeks of rest will… In 17 appearances since his return, Hill was 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA….

    In his place, wayward son Mark Melancon is back, let’s just hope he leave his 84.00 ERA behind him…and if he can pitch 1/2 as well in the bigs as he did with Pawtucket (0.83 ERA with 11 save and 27 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings), it’ll be a boost to the bullpen. And if his prefect 8th inning last night, bringing his ERA down to a crispy 33.00(Yes, like 33 DOLLARS), is any indication, I think he’ll be OK…Now, if they could just get rid of Matt Albers…

    Finally, Member owned Liberty Bay Credit Union is offering a great promotion to its members: Any Liberty Bay member who opens a new loan of $50K or more from now until August 31 is automatically entered to win 20 box seats to the Red Sox/Yankees game at Fenway Park on September 11th. For more info, go here

    Coming up: That Clay Person, coming off his best start of the season (a complete game 4-hit shutout), takes the mound to hopefully stop this god-awful skid the Sox are on. Unfortunately, unless the bats start going again, he may need to throw another shutout to give this team a chance to win…He is opposed by Mark Buehrle. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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