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  • June 21st, 2012

    Red Sox 15, Marlins 5:
    More Games Like This…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:35 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Well, it’s certainly nice to know that the Sox can actually SCORE a whole bunch of runs–I thought the 7 run innings were a thing of the past–although they happen FAR too infrequently for my taste…And what was neat is it was a cycle of homers for 10 of the runs: A grand slam for Big Papi, a 3-run shot for Mike Aviles, a 2-run homer for Will Middlebrook, and a solo shot for Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

    Another good outing for Felix Doubront for his 8th winning, tying him with That Clay Person for the team high with 8.

    His line: 6 innings, throwing 88 pitches, 61 for strikes, giving up 4 runs on 9 hits (including a homer) while walking none (but he hit a batter) and striking out 4…

    Mortenson and Melancon combined for 3 innings of 1 run ball, with another perfect inning by Melancon, who now had a nifty 18.56 ERA–at this rate, he’ll be until 15 in no time–Yikes!

    And…Wait for it…The Sox are now TWO games over .500, and NOT IN LAST PLACE ANYMORE! That “honor” goes to the Blue Jays…Yay!

    We should see Dustin Pedroia in tonight’s game, after being of the lineup for precautionary reasons last night. He weighs in on the incident: “I think it scared me more than anything my hand slipped off the bat and my thumb got caught. It was just kind of a weird feeling. I’m not playing today, but I’ll be in there tomorrow (Thursday). I feel fine.”

    RemDawg and DO had the Sox 1st round draft pick for 2012, Deven Marrero in the booth with them last night. He was very well spoken for a young college kid thrust into the limelight like that. A graduate of Arizona State (like Dustin Pedroia) the 21 year old shortstop, who has Satan as his agent, signed a deal which included a $2.05 million signing bonus…He reports to single A Lowell Spinners today…

    And of course, since Scott Boras was on hand anyway, he needed to do some campaigning for his star center fielder, Jacoby Ellsbury, who will become a free agent at the end of the 2013 campaign…And, shockingly, he is cranky about the new drafting rules that can limit what teams spend on new players..Boo freakin hoo…

    And just when we thought that perhaps Daniel Bard has turned the page, and was returning to his old self–he melts down in Pawtucket: 1 1/3 innings he gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and threw 2 wild pitches in last night’s loss…

    Guess Daniel Nava’s hand is feeling better, if his 4-5 night, scoring 2 runs last night in the leadoff spot is any indication: “It’s felt good for a couple days, we’ve just been making sure that it’s progressing in the right direction. You don’t want to push it too quick and then send it a couple days backwards. So I think that’s the thinking we had in the whole situation.’’

    Finally, fellow BBA‘er Michael from Old Time Family Baseball shared a piece on the brief history of robotic umpires–apparently people have been trying (and failing) to come up with a robot to replace umpires since the 30s. Interesting read–check it out!

    Coming up: Probably one of the strangest matchups to come along in quite a while: The crazy hothead Carlos Zambrano, against nibbler extraordinaire Daisuke, whose return is like he never left–honestly, he picked up exactly where he left off. Good thing I never got rid of the Maalox and Jack Daniels…Daisuke Daiquiris for everyone! So this will either be a high scoring game, or in a crazy world, a nail biting pitcher’s duel. 1st pitch 7:10…Let’s hope they can finally shut the door, because there had been precious little of that this year…

    And then only 3 more games (against Atlanta) and we can stop this interleague nonsense–Because I am over it…

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