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  • July 10th, 2013

    Red Sox 11, Seattle 8:
    Wearing the Shoe on the Other Foot…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:46 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    While the reverse lock didn’t happen–Allen Webster, coming off a great outing of last week, couldn’t even get out of the 3rd inning last night–the bullpen was able to stop the bleeding, and, coupled with the FIVE homers the Sox offense put up (Big Papi, Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr., Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino all had 1), the Sox were able to get the win on this one.

    Webster’s line: 2 1/3 IP, giving up 7 runs on 6 hits (including 2 homers) while walking and striking out 2 each… I think this kid may have good stuff SOMEDAY…but right now, he and his 9.57 ERA need to go back to Pawtucket and get right…

    Speaking of getting right: Remember in the not too distant past when the Sox had one of the best bullpens in baseball? Those boys were NAILS. Now, #13 in the AL and 26 in all of baseball? Not so much.

    But, apparently, Alex Wilson has sudden thumb strain, so HE is on the DL, which allowed the Sox to bring back Jackie Bradley, Jr. to spell the ailing Jacoby Ellsbury, who is nursing a sore wrist. Fortunately, Shane Victorino is managing to escape the clutches of the DL–for the moment. It remains to be seen if Jake can as well…

    Also added to the roster was starter Brandon Workman, replacing struggling reliever Jose De La Torre, who was sent back to Pawtucket. Despite having a 3-1 record with a 2.80 ERA, he will primarily serve as a reliever in the bullpen, although I wouldn’t rule out a spot start if needed…He weighs in: “Honestly I don’t know yet. I haven’t done it all yet. I’m excited. I think the preparation getting ready to go out and throw will be a little bit different. It’ll be something I have to adjust to but I’m excited about it.”

    Some neato stats for The Large Father, who tied Harold Baines’ record of 1,688 hits, the most by a DH during last night’s contest. He also went 4-5 with a homer, 2 doubles, a single, and even stole a base, for his third this year.

    Large Father Neato Stats, Part 2: David Ortiz already leads the stats as a DH in runs (1,016), doubles (431), home runs (369), extra-base hits (817) and RBIs (1,206)…

    Less than 24 hours to go to get Koji Uehara to the All Star game as the Final Vote. He is currently in 3rd place behind Toronto’s Steve Delabar, and the Skanks David Robertson. Get thee to the polls and get Koji to New York! You can vote by text using “VOTE” and texting it to 89269, with standard message and data rates applying as usual. You can also vote online here.

    Coming up: Game 3 of 4 against Seattle, with Felix Doubront taking the bump for hopefully his 6th win of the 2013 campaign, opposed by Aaron Harang. First pitch, yep, you guessed it: The Middle of the Night, or 10:10pm…

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