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  • August 28th, 2013

    Red Sox 13, Oreos 2:
    Holy Buckets, Shane Victorino!

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Don’t forget, The Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon is still going on through midnight tonight, with the first days tally in excess of $1 million!

    You can still do your part to help strike out cancer during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. You can call 877-738-1234 toll free, go to their website or text KCANCER to 20222 to make a $10 gift via your cell phone. The $10 will be charged to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Msg & data rates may apply.

    It’s not often that a player has a 7 RBI night, but last night The Flyin Hawaiian was ON FIRE, reaching base in each of his 5 at bats. His career high evening included a 2-run and 3-run shot, a ground-rule double, a walk, and a hit by pitch…

    And Felix Doubront, getting his 10th win of the season, certainly benefited from the offensive onslaught, but really didn’t need it, as he limited the Oreos to 2 runs on 4 hits (no homers) while walking 1, hitting a batter, and striking out 7 in his 6 2/3 innings of work. He threw 82 pitches, 47 for strikes…

    So, apparently, That Clay Person will be making his next rehab start as scheduled, despite the god-awful 2/3 of an inning outing he had on Sunday, where he gave up more runs (3) than hits (1). John Farrell weighs in: “He came out of the outing the other day fine physically, so he’ll go through a normal five-day work cycle.” But the problem is, he hasn’t pitched in so long (since June 8th) and the minor league seasons will end soon, so his time for rehab starts is VERY limited. Add to that the fact that this Friday’s start will only be about 55 pitches–4 innings if he is VERY lucky (it took 38 pitches to get through the 2/3 of an inning last weekend).

    If he can get in another start at the minor league level next Wed (if he continues on the 5 day work schedule), his 1st major league start in nearly 3 months would be September 10th. Against Tampa Bay. Let’s hope there is an improvement by then–or the Sox will be in the heap of trouble…Holy Hell…

    It looks like the Sox will continue to be without Jerry Remy for the foreseeable future. Eck is in the booth this week with DO for the Oreos series, with former WEEI announcer John Rish covering the Labor Day weekend. It’s unclear when Rem-Dawg will be back, as he deals with his son, Jared’s arrest in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, earlier this month.

    Finally, my friend Steve asked me last night if the Sox had a chance to win 100 games, which means they would need to win 22 out of their last 29 games, or a .758 win %. They still have 8 against Baltimore, who, despite beating the snot out of them last night, has been a thorn in their side for a couple years now (27-20 in the last 3 years). And then there is Detroit, and the Skanks, etc etc…Of course, its baseball, and anything is
    possible, but eh, I don’t know…

    Coming up: John Lackey, going for his 9th win of the season, AGAIN, takes the bump tonight in Game 2 of this series. He is opposed by righty Bud Norris for the Cookies. 1st pitch: 7:10pm.

    One Response to “Red Sox 13, Oreos 2:
    Holy Buckets, Shane Victorino!”

    1. Scott says:

      Nice to see John Rish get the gig with NESN. I miss hearing him on WEEI, sounds like he got a pretty raw deal there.

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