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  • July 8th, 2015

    Red Sox 4, Marlins 3: Beating the Fish…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:31 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Yeah, that sounds dirty, sort of like how “gesticulate” sounds like a dirty word, but it isn’t…

    So the Sox have 2 quick games with the Marlins, in between off days, before they get 4 days off next week for the All-Star Break. This has bothered me every year, except for this one, probably because I am watching so little baseball, and reading too much mind-numbing neuropsych…

    Speaking of All-Star Game, love love LOVE the fact that Brock Holt was selected to be on the team by Ned Yost, the kid has worked his tail off and earned it. Let’s hope Xander Bogaerts will get the votes he needs in the Final Vote (LINK) to join him there. If he does, at 22, he will be the youngest Red Sox player to go since 1967. Who went in 1967? You may have heard of him: Tony Conigliaro…You can vote until 4:00pm on Friday. Already took care of mine…

    And he certainly made a compelling case for his inclusion last night with his base-clearing single in the 7th inning to get the Sox the win on this one…

    Wade Miley was competent in his 6 2/3 innings worth of work, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 9. He threw 107 pitches, 71 for strikes. If all of our starters could give them outings like that, they would certainly win more than they lose…

    So this is the third game they have won in a row, which is the most they have won in a row for the 2015 campaign. Holy Buckets…

    But Ryan Hanigan has certainly given a boost to this ballclub since his return from the DL on July 2nd, where he was for exactly 2 months with a fractured right hand hitting .500 with 3 RBI’s…and supposedly Porcello does better with him as a catcher…

    Chad Finn wrote a compelling article comparing and contrasting the two Ramirezes (sp?): Hanley and Manny. Ya know, now that you mention it… You can read it all here.

    Finally, that Clay Person held his annual charity bowling tournament, the Buchholz Bowl on Monday, and very VERY wisely, did not risk injury by actually bowling…

    Coming up: The gaping hole of suckage known as Ric Porcello gets his last start of the 1st half of the season, and hopefully for a very long time, in the final game of this quickie series. He is opposed by Tom Koehler who is 7-4 with a 3.52 ERA. Maybe we could get a reverse lock here, but since the Sox have never seen Tom Koehler, probably not. More like Porcello will be 4-10 for the season. Outstanding. 1st pitch: 7:10pm.

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