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  • May 7th, 2014

    Red Sox 4, Cincinnati 3, in 12:
    Sometimes it IS better to be lucky than good…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:38 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    I am just not feeling it.

    I know part of it is work is crazy, I just finished grad level Ethics for Psych (shut it…), and my 2 year old…is 2…and very VERY active. So I admittedly, I have not had a ton of time to watch the Sox…

    Not that they has really given me a compelling reason to…

    Yes, there have been some good games, Jon Lester’s gem last weekend, where he struck out a career high 15 in an 8-inning, one-hit wonder. But for as many good contests such as this one, there are just as many that qualify as major suckage (2-5 against the Skanks, anyone?)

    And then there is the fact that they STILL aren’t at .500, and are tied with Toronto for 3rd place in the AL East…

    Honestly, I didn’t expect a World Series repeat, I did however, expect this team to be fun to watch. And while sometimes they are, there are more times they are not. RISP has become a 4-letter word as far as the Red Sox are concerned (2-13 in last night’s contest, and 65-for-297 on the season. That is an average of 7.85 (yes, like seven dollar and right-five cents) runners on base EVERY GAME). They need to knock that sh*t off…

    And last night’s game. Felix Doubront was competent enough to get the win, and going into the 7th inning last night, it looked like that might happen, as the Sox had a nice 3-1 lead. Then Tazawa happened. Again. And before you know it, the score is tied, and the Sox are in extra innings. And it took them THREE more, with Andrew Miller and Craig Breslow combining for 3 scoreless and 6 strikeouts (and a nice wall-ball single by Grady Sizemore–his first since 2006 (!!)) to get this one done.

    Felix’s line: 5 1/3 IP, giving up 1 run on 5 hits while walking and striking out 3. He threw 97 pitches, 58 for strikes…Not horrible for a #5 guy…

    And I know it’s only the 2nd week of May, but we can play THAT game all season. They Sox need to get it together, find their mojo, have a shrine to Pedro Cerrano in the clubhouse. SOMETHING. Because I refuse to believe the fact that losing Jake, Saltalamacchia, and Stephen fracking Drew are the reason for this….

    So Edward Mujica may be all healed from tweaking his oblique over the weekend, and should available for tonight’s contest. Just hope he sucks less when he does…a 9.00 ERA in 10 innings of work, just isn’t gonna cut it…

    And this is from the “Just Fun When Crap Like This Happens” Department…Mariano Rivera’s autobiography The Closer came out this week, and Mo actually had some less than complimentary things to say about Robinson Cano: “…It’s just a question of whether he finds the drive you need to get there. I don’t think Robby burns to be the best… You don’t see that red-hot passion in him that you see in most elite players.”

    And has THIS to say about Dustin Pedroia: “Nobody plays harder, gives more, wants to win more. He comes at you hard for twenty-seven outs. It’s a special thing to see…If I have to win one game, I’d have a hard time taking anybody over Dustin Pedroia as my second baseman.”

    Finally, Ben Bradlee, Jr., author of The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams (which I JUST ordered for myself. Happy Mother’s Day to me!), was recently sharing stories on WBUR in Boston. Great stuff. You can check it out here

    Coming up: Can we knock it off with this “all season long playing NL teams” nonsense? I’m sorry, I am a purist. The AL and the NL should meet 2 times a year: The All-Star Game. And the World Series. THAT’S IT…

    The Sox and the Reds play the 2nd game of this short series. Jake Peavy, who has pretty much OWNED this the Reds in the past–in 10 starts, he is 6-0 with a 2.14 ERA against the ballclub, goes for this 2nd win of the season, opposed by Mike Leake, who has never faced the Sox–which means he’ll throw a no-no… 1st pitch 7:10pm..

    And then it’s the SECOND off day of the week, and the Sox head to visit the Dark Bright Blue Team (aka the Rangers) for 3…

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