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  • June 10th, 2013

    Red Sox 10, Angels 5:
    The 3rd 2 out of 3…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:33 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    With yesterday’s win, the Sox have won their last 3 series, and are currently 2-6 for the month of June.

    Ryan Dempster got his 4th win, which creeps him that much closer to a .500 record, pitched 6 innings of great baseball, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits including 2 homers (he has given up 14 so far this year, tying him for 4th in the AL), while walking 2 and striking out 6. He threw 110 pitches, 66 for strikes. He also notched his 2000th career strikeout during the contest…

    So That Clay person leads the AL in Wins (9) and ERA (1.71), and that is fracking amazing–but the fact that he has already been injured THREE TIME this season? Not so much…This time, its neck tightness, which necessitated his removal from Saturday Night’s Contest with 2 outs in the 7th. The reason? in the 6th, he made a throw to first base, and felt his neck tighten up. Now no one knows when he will make his next start. The Sox hope it will be during the Baltimore series–but it doesn’t look good. And everyone is sort of split on whether or not its related to his previous injury to his AC joint, which happened when his toddler daughter fell asleep on his arm…But both sides seem to be in agreement: He won’t pitch again until this is resolved.

    Holy Hell…

    Will Middlebrooks continues his time at Pawtucket, trying to get his groove back. In the 4 games he has played with the minor league ballclub, he is hitting .333 with 2 homers, 3 walks and 3 strike outs. There is no timetable for this return, despite the fact that he was eligible to come back on Saturday. John Farrell weighs in: “He’s doing a very good job and as we outlined upon his rehab beginning, we want to be sure that he gets some momentum going. He’s doing a good job of getting that started.”

    But Shane Victorino was the in the starting lineup on Saturday night, after being out since May 20th with hamstring tightness. And then he was not for Sunday’s day game after the night game. Which, according to John Farrell, is the plan: to ease him back into regular every day play, in hopes to avoid the injuries that have be plaguing him this season thus far…Jackie Bradley, Jr., was sent back to Pawtucket to free up the spot on the 25 man…

    In what reality is Daniel Nava BETTER the Albert Pujols? Apparently this one. With a .299 BA (2nd only to Dustin Pedroia), 8 homers, 40 RBI’s, and an OPS of .878–he is #17 in BA of all hitters in baseball right now. Albert Pujols? Doesn’t even crack the top 40, with a .239 BA, 10 homers, 37 RBI’s, and .732 OPS. Holy Buckets!

    Finally, Fellow BBA‘er, Eugene from 85 Percent Sports has compiled everything you needed to know about the MLB Draft from last week, including daily updates on any and all signings. Definitely worth checking out!

    Coming up: The Sox take it on the road for 7, hitting 2 other AL East foes: Tampa Bay and the Oreos. First up is Tampa Bay, where John Lackey takes the mound in Game 1 of this 3 game series. He is opposed by Alex Cobb. 1st pitch: 7:10pm…

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