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  • August 22nd, 2013

    Red Sox 12, Giants 1:
    Talk about your 180’s…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:21 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Less than a week since Felix Doubront got lit up by the Skanks, and made what was probably the worst start of his career (4 IP, 7 runs on 8 hits), he comes back in spectacular fashion, throwing an 8 inning, 1-run gem to improve his record to 9-6 with a 3.79 ERA.

    The rest of his line: 114 pitches, 68 for strikes, 5 hits (including the solo homer by Joaquin Arias that was the only scoring San Fran could come up with all day) while walking 1 and striking out 3.

    By comparison, former ace Barry Zito couldn’t get out of the 4th inning without being tagged for 6 runs, including the 2-run shot by Will Middlebrooks that started the Red Sox scoring.

    This is the type of stuff that must make folks who bet on MLB either very crazy–or very rich…

    Speaking of, Middlebrooks continued to hit the cover off the ball, hitting .441 with 2 homers, 7 RBI’s and a .706 slugging since returning to the Bigs 2 weeks ago. He has also made 11 starts during the span…

    So now the Sox continue their Left Coast Tour with 3 against the Dodgers, where we get to see the whiny twins, Adrian Gonzales and Carl Crawford–cause you KNOW there will be interviews and WHINING galore, and this will be a “thing”. Hopefully, since Josh Beckett is on the shelf and Nick Punto (admit it, you forget he was part of the deal too) is irrelevant, we won’t have to listen to them as well…

    I would LOVE, just once, if we could actually focus on the GAME, rather than all the DRAMA…And with the fact that the Dodgers have won 44 of their last 54 (or an astounding .815 win %), the Sox would do best to just focus on playing well–and forget the rest…

    And apparently That Clay Person will actually be making his 1st minor league rehab assignment this Sunday, after a very successful simulated game yesterday, where he threw 46 pitches and faced live batters. BUT, it’s not with Pawtucket; it’s with Single A Lowell. And you know what THAT means–that it’s still gonna be a while…I’m thinking September 15th…MAYBE

    We all know that Ryan Dempster got a 5-game suspension for hitting A-Rod (wish it was 25, as he does more damage to the Sox when he is on the mound…) And, thankfully he will not appeal–which why would he? HE knows he did it on purpose, and so does everyone else in the world–except maybe his mommy–I bet she doesn’t think he did it. But what is interesting is that John Farrell has decided to wait until a week Friday to have him pitch, going with a 4-man rotation until then. With the 2 off days it’s pretty easy, but it’s still interesting, because if he hadn’t been suspended, he would have pitched Saturday. Instead, he gets 11 days off. Who know, maybe the rest will do him good…

    Interesting…

    Coming up: After a day off, the Sox play 3 against the surging Dodgers, which will end interleague play (they are currently 10-4 for 2013), as well as the Left Coast crap for the 2013 Campaign. John Lackey, who is pitching MUCH better than his 8-10 record, takes the bump to kick off the series on Friday Night. He is opposed by Ricky Nolasco. First pitch: The middle of the night, or 10:10pm.

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