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  • August 5th, 2013

    Red Sox 4, Arizona 0:
    Another 2 out of 3…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:32 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Felix Doubront is ON FIRE. Another great outing for him, earning his 8th win of 2013 with 7 innings of 5 hit, no-run ball. He threw 95 pitches, 57 for strikes during the span, walking none and striking out 5. This is his 15th quality start in a row where he has allowed 3 earned runs or less. Not bad for the kid who came to camp a little too chunky…

    Why is it that when players leave the Sox and come back, they more often than not, fracking GOOD at it? I love Cody Ross. I still own his Red Sox T-shirt, I wished like hell the Sox had signed him, even tho Shane Victorino has been a good signing. But Holy Hell, did he make the Sox PAY this weekend–including pretty much single handedly winning Friday Night’s contest for the Dbacks (4 for 5 with 4 hits, 2 runs and 3RBI’s) Jake Peavey managed to neutralize him on Saturday (0 for 4), but he was 2 for 4 with 2 strikeouts on Sunday. HATE that…

    But I am ACTIVELY loving Jake Peavey–not only did he pitch brilliantly for his first outing for the Sox–he is JUST the kind of passionate-go-all-out good citizen that the Sox are this year. His line for his first win: 99 pitches, 65 for strikes over 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits (including 1 homer, while waling 2 and striking out 7.

    LOVE this guy!

    The trade waiver festivities have begun, with Koji, Victorino, and Mike Napoli the first round. But just about everyone gets thrown out there to see what sticks. If a claim in made, the Sox always have the option to pull them off waivers. If they don’t, they are eligible to be traded at any time. Unless some amazing deal is offered for one of them, I don’t see any of them going anywhere…

    Neato stat AND Hardware Alert: In the last 7 games Shane Victorino is hitting .400 (12 for 30),which includes 20 homers, 3 double and 6 RBI’s, earning him his very first AL Player of the Week Award. This is the 3rd for the Red Sox as a club for 2013.

    That Clay Person is apparently upping the intensity on his long toss and flat ground. Not really sure what that means, but this is what he had to say: “The last two days have been really good days for me. Moving forward, we’ll try to map out what I can start doing and throw a little bit more to get the rhythm back to it.” Nope, don’t know what that means either…

    Finally, our friend at eTrueSports are once again uncovering all the dirt that needs uncovering–and there is no topic more in need of uncovering that A-Fraud. Apparently, controversial Wall Street investment firm Goldman Sachs will represent soon-to-be-banned Alex Rodriguez in financial negotiations with the Yankees regarding the remaining $100 million on his contract. You can read all about it here

    Coming up: the Sox longest road trip of the 2013 campaign, where they play 17 out of their next 20 here, there and everywhere. First up: The Sox head to Texas to play the newest AL team, the Astros, with John Lackey, STILL trying to even out his record, taking the mound to kick off the 3 game series. He is opposed by Brett Oberholtzer. 1st pitch: 8:05pm

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