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  • June 18th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Twins 1:
    How bout that Brock Holt?!?

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (5)

    I know, we have all been making crazy cracks about Brock Holt and his superhero status for the last couple of weeks: playing all 3 outfield positions–at hte same time. Catching a bullet–with his teeth. Hitting a grand slam–with no men on base. He is the Red Sox’s answer to the “Most Interesting Man in the World”

    And last night was no different.

    Holy Buckets, did you see that catch? While it was impressive in its own right, the WAY Brock Holt (and you just HAVE to call him by his full name) made that catch was pure style. You see everyone standing around looking clueless and then Brock Holt appears looking like a teenager on a bender on spring break, out of nowhere to make the catch. Freaking funny stuff

    And did I mention it was his FIRST TIME PLAYING CENTER FIELD???

    If nothing else, Brock Holt will keep us amused–even if the rest of the team doesn’t most of the time…

    And the reason Brock Holt was even IN center (well, despite the fact that he is, well, AMAZING) is Jackie Bradley, Jr. got the night off…and Grady Sizemore was Designated for Assignment. Yes, the GS Experiment, which held so much promise in the off-season, and even through the beginning of the year, came to an overdue conclusion yesterday. Of course, if there are no takers for Grady, he could go to Pawtucket in an effort to get back on track. So we will see. But I think we have seen the last of him in a Red Sox uniform. I hope he finds a good place to stick, and has much success (just not against the Red Sox)…

    But last night, Jon Lester got enough run support to get the win, which puts him in the winning category for the first time this year. Kinda interesting that it took Lester and 4 bullpen guys to nail this one down, when Phil Hughes pitched a complete game for the Twins, and only gave up the 2 runs.

    Despite that, Jon Lester was good enough for his 8th win of the season, giving up 1 run on 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6. He threw 109 pitches, 72 for strikes in 6.1 innings.

    And the bullpen guys (yes, even Mujica, who had to pitch as Koji was not avail after working the last 4 out of 5)has 2.3 innings of no-hit ball with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts–including Tazawa striking out the side in the 8th…

    So That Clay Person will make his 2nd rehab start tomorrow, with the hope of getting his pitch count up. Maybe get a better line would be nice as well. His last: 4.2 IP, giving up 3 runs (including 2 homers) on 4 hits. And yet he says crap like this: “…the simple fact that I know there’s nothing left for me in Triple-A. I know that I’ve done my time there and had a lot of success at the Triple-A level, Double-A level. And the only way to get better, in my mind, is to face Big League hitters and have one good inning, one good start against a Big League lineup, and I think that’s where the confidence and mindset will feed off of.”. Outstanding. Ya know what Clay? You need to put up, or SHUT IT.

    Finally, from the home office of “why don’t people ever fracking LEARN”: Red Sox minor leaguer Miguel Pena has been suspended for 100 games after testing positive for drugs for a THIRD TIME. And this isn’t steroids or PED–this is “drugs of abuse” such as marijuana, or cocaine. This is the pitchers 2nd suspension in as many years.

    Coming up: The Sox go for a sweep against the Twins this afternoon and then it’s off to the Left Coast for 5 middle of the night games in 7 days. Blech. John Lackey goes for his 9th win of the season, opposed by Kyle Gibson. 1st pitch 1:35pm

    5 Responses to “Red Sox 2, Twins 1:
    How bout that Brock Holt?!?”

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