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  • April 22nd, 2013

    Red Sox 2, Royals 4,
    Red Sox 4, Royals 5:
    Ditching the Doubleheader

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:14 pm in Baseball,BBBA,Good Deeds,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Well, THAT could have gone better…

    And, frankly, it was only because Daniel Nava (who is leading the Sox hitting .326–Yeah, go back and read that again) jacked a 3-run shot in the 8th inning on Saturday that they won that game. The KC Royals are a much better team this year–and they snapped the nice the 7 game win streak the Sox had going.

    Fortunately, no one else did well enough to unseat the Sox from 1st place in the AL East, still with a lovely 1.5 games lead over the Skanks…

    Ryan Dempster is still looking for his 1st win in a Red Sox uniform, and did OK in the start on Sunday afternoon, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) while walking 3 and striking out 8. He threw 107 pitches, 71 for strikes. Hopefully, he will not be the goat of the staff, where the bats are always quiet on the day he pitches…

    And newbie Allen Webster, the 23 year old minor leaguer acquired in the deal with the Dodgers last year, did very well for his MLB Debut, throwing 84 pitches, 57 for strikes over 6 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits (including 2 solo homers in the 5th) while walking 1, hitting a batter and striking out 5. It was the throwing error by Pedro Ciriaco, and the walking in of the go ahead run in the 10th inning by Andrew Miller which lead to this loss…

    “This is our Fucking City.” Yeah, it’s shocking that Big Papi said it LIVE ON TV during the special ceremonies honoring the bomb victims from the Boston Marathon last Monday. But what is more shocking is the NESN did nothing to censor it–and more shocking still is that the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) had absolutely NO problem with it–NONE…

    Julius Genachowski, the Chairman of the FCC since 2009, tweeted this on the FCC’s official Twitter account Saturday afternoon: “David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today’s Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston — Julius.”

    Jonny Gomes had 4 bats made as a tribute to the 4 fallen in last week’s tragedy, which also had “Boston Strong” printed on the barrel–and the names of each of the 4: Martin Richard, Lu Lingzi, Krystle Campbell, and Sean Collier. Gomes used 2 in the 1st game of yesterday’s doubleheader, and plans on signing the other 2 and auctioning them off to benefit The One Fund. He weighs in: “Such a unique situation like that and how it touched all our hearts. From just being scared and locked down to some people losing their lives, so I think everyone is up to something individually or as a team to help the community out. It’s definitely not about me by any means, it’s about who’s on the bat and the cause that it’s going to help out.”

    John Lackey will make his first and probably only) minor league rehab start tonight for AA Portland, throwing 65 pitches, or 4 innings, whatever comes first. If he arm doesn’t fall off or anything, his next start may be this weekend–against the Astros…

    Finally, fellow BBA-er, Baseball Hot Corner recently posted this gem: a Babe Ruth Interview as told by his Granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti Definitely worth the read–Check it out!

    Coming up: The Sox welcome Left Coasters Oakland to the Fens for 3, and each has a very weird start time. Felix Doubront goes for his 2nd win of the season, with his first start at Fenway for the 2013 Campaign, opposed by A.J. Griffith for the A’s. 1st pitch: 6:35pm

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