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  • July 7th, 2014

    Red Sox 6, Oreos 7, in 12:
    Well, at least they got one…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:42 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Holy hell…

    And I don’t mean the one win the Sox have managed to eke out in six games into this 10-game homestand.

    ONE. WIN.

    What I was talking about was that Jon Lester is the ONLY Red Sox player that was selected to be part of the All-Star Game. It is also expected that Koji will be one of the backup pitchers selected later this week.

    But that’s IT. No Pedroia, No Big Papi, No Nuthin.

    And the year after winning the World Series, and having the Sox Manager freaking managing THIS GAME, this is downright PATHETIC.

    And they have no one to blame but themselves…And I am talking about the Sox organization as a whole…

    But I will say this; there is no planet or alternate reality where fracking Robinson Cano should be starting this All-Star game over Ian Kinsler. NONE. And to add insult to injury, he wasn’t even selected as a reserve–He is the best 2nd baseman in the game right now, AND is #1 in his position in Slugging, WAR, and OPS.. WTF? He could get there due to replacement of injury, but that is fracked up. BIG TIME…

    I’m glad Jon Lester made the All-Star team–he has pitched well and deserves it. And it should make things very VERY interesting when the contract discussions start again. They need to freaking SIGN. HIM. ALREADY…

    We could talk about this past weekend, and the fact that the only game the Sox managed to win was the first game of the Saturday day/night doubleheader, as the 4th of July game was rained out. But there is really no point. Cause it’s just S.S.D.D.

    Either the starter and bullpen pitched brilliantly, and the offense sucked.

    Or the Sox scored a bunch of runs, and someone blew it in the bullpen (Mujica with his 2-4 record–for a bullpen guy who is not the closer. AGAIN), or allowed a bunch of inherited runners to score. (Tazawa, who did a bit of karmic payback to chronic inherited runners scoring guy, Badenhop). Or the starter sucked (John Lackey on Saturday night)…


    BUT for the 2nd time in a row, Jake Peavey didn’t suck, he went 6 innings, gave up 2 runs (one earned) while walking 2, hitting a batter, and striking out 3. He threw 105 pitches, 64 for strikes. Certainly well enough to WIN…But not today, Jake, and apparently, not since April…

    So now the Sox are officially suckier than Tampa Bay. AND in LAST PLACE in the AL EAST, 9 GB behind the still 1st place Toronto Blue Jays…And 10 games under .500. On pace to win 72 games. Keep this up boys, and you will be WORSE than you were in 2012 under Bobby Valentine.

    And do I need to mention that even if the Sox win every game between now and the All-Star break, they STILL wil not crack .500?

    Didn’t think so…

    And yes, it frosts my bananas that Nelson Cruz kicked the Sox collective asses all weekend long. And if people want to say that big Papi did the same thing. Fine. Would not surprise me if he did–and if he did, he should have been punished–and I would be saying nothing. HOWEVER, the difference is, David Ortiz was not suspended for one single game… But John Lackey made a great point: “. . . You guys forget pretty conveniently about stuff.”


    Supposedly, Shane Victorino has started working again as he recovers from his back problem caused by him hamstring issue (we need a scorecard to track all this…) John Farrell is hopeful he can resume his rehab in Pawtucket sometime midweek. Forgive me if I am not holding my breath…

    Coming up: The last 4 games at Fenway before the All-Star Break, all against the Pale Hose, That Clay Person, going for his 3rd win (and a .500 record on the season) since returning from the DL, takes the bump in Game 1, he is opposed by Scott Carroll for the White Sox. 1st pitch: 7:10pm.

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    Well, at least they got one…”

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