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  • May 16th, 2013

    Red Sox 9, Tampa Bay 2:
    Needing to be doing THAT more often…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:57 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    I cannot even REMEMBER when the Sox last had a big inning like they they has last night in the 3rd: 8 runs, they batted around, and Stephen Drew hit his 2nd career grand slam to double the score in that inning.

    What was even nicer is that no crazy ass pitching threw away a wonderful lead like that, and the ailing Will Middlebrooks even added another run with a solo shot in the 8th inning.

    So hopefully this is them turning the corner, and not a flash in the pan, 2 weeks of continuous suckage is PLENTY, and I for one, am ready to move past that and get back to some more April-like mojo…

    John Lester got his 6th win of the 2013 campaign with a great 7-inning, 2 run effort, remaining undefeated for the season…

    The rest of his line: Throwing 107 pitches, 74 for strikes, giving up 8 hits (NO homers) while walking none, throwing a wild pitch, hitting a batter, and striking out 5…

    And with those 5 strikeouts, he surpassed Josh Beckett on the Red Sox all-time strikeouts list, holding sole possession of the #5 spot with 1110. Next up: Cy Young who is #4 with 1341. Rounding out the Top 5 are Pedro (1683) Tim Wakefield (2046), and Fatboy Roger (2590)

    Defending AL Cy Young Award award winner David Price did not fare very well in the contest, getting his 4th loss of the season, and had to leave the game in the 3rd inning with left tricep tightness…

    Andrew Bailey, who will be back on the road trip, pitched a simulated game this afternoon, and will probably pitch in at least 1 rehab minor league start before coming back to the bigs…

    So Blue Jay Colby Rasmus accused John Farrell of over reacting when things got tense on the field in Toronto: “It was like panic mode, ‘What are we doing?’ It was just a bad feeling.” I know we don’t always know what goes on behind closes doors, but I never got the vibe that John Farrell was a panic-er…He always seems so calm and unflappable. Sour Grapes, or something more?

    Coming up: The rubber match of the series against Tampa Bay, with Felix Doubront back as a starter. But Franklin Morales is expected to be back soon–and he is being stretched out to start,so if Felix doesn’t get it together–his time may be running out. He is opposed by Alex Cobb. 1st pitch: 7:10pm

    One Response to “Red Sox 9, Tampa Bay 2:
    Needing to be doing THAT more often…”

    1. Christopher Smith says:

      Great Information! Thanks for taking the time to post.

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