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  • April 6th, 2016

    Red Sox 6, Cleveland 2: Only 161 to go!

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:17 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    So the Sox got off to a magnificent start, albeit it a day late, and honestly, if I were to script an Opening Day, I doubt I could have done better.

    David Price was certainly worth the money the Sox spent on him yesterday, going 6 strong, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out TEN. He threw 103 pitches, 71 for strikes. While the pitch count was a bit high it was fracking almost FREEZING in Cleveland (34 degrees and sunny–but feeling like 25), and it was his first start of the season. I expect that will even out as time goes by…

    The bullpen tandem of Tazawa, Koji, and Craig Kimbrel combined for 3 scoreless innings (1 each), with a total of 5 strikeouts and a walk between then…

    And then there was Mookie Betts and David Ortiz, each stroking a 2-run shot, in the 3rd and the 9th, respectively, with The Large Father also contributing a double in the contest. Big Papi’s homer takes him to 26th on the all-time list (tied with Eddie Murray), and his 5th on Opening Day, which is the most by any current player…Certainly a nice way to kick off his farewell tour…

    Of course, Tito had a pithy comment in response to Big Papi’s dinger: “He’s smart and dangerous. I wish he would have retired this year.”

    And an interesting piece of Mookie Trivia: Yesterday’s homer was his second Opening Day homer of his career. And did I mention he is only 23? And that he made an AMAZING play in right to catch a hit by Rajai Davis?

    Honestly, does this guy even HAVE a CEILING? I cannot even TELL you how exciting it is to see a player like this on the Red Sox…

    And the Sox are currently tied for first place with the Cookies in the AL East. And how about the fact that Toronto and Tampa has already played 3 against each other? Talk about getting off to a fast start. Oh, and the Skanks have only played 1 game–yesterday against the Astros, and lost 5-3. Ha Ha. Yes, it’s only 1 game, but any day the Sox win and the Skanks lose is a good day…

    Coming up: Game 2 of the season, of the 3-game series against Cleveland, and the first game my daughter and I will be able to watch in the 2016 campaign. Yay! SO excited, except for the fact that we have to watch That Clay Person pitch. Blech. Although if he doesn’t suck, that will certainly make things much more palatable. He is opposed by Carlos Carrasco. First pitch: 6:20pm.

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