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  • April 7th, 2016

    Red Sox 6, Cleveland 7: Yep, That was all Clay’s Fault…

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:03 pm in General No Comments

    Yeah, I get it. It takes 25 players to win or lose, and its each players job to pick up their teammates, blah blah blah…But holy hell, does That Clay Person REALLY need to suck immediately? Literally, as he gave up 4 runs in the 1st fracking inning. Really? Who does that? Clay Buchholz apparently.

    But GUESS WHAT everyone? He FELT good! And he also blamed a TWELVE MINUTE RAIN DELAY. Really? Who does THAT? Yeah, I know, asked and answered…

    And how about this GEM: “…That first inning is what stands out. Take that away and we have a lot better chance of winning”

    Wow. Just…WOW. Such INSIGHT! Holy Crap…

    And then there is this line: 4+ innings, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits (including a 3-run homer in the first to Carlos Santana), while walking 3 and striking out 4. He threw 94 pitches, 54 for strikes, and now has a sparkling 11.25 ERA.

    But the Sox got right back in it, with a 2-run shot from Brock-Star in the 2nd, and back to back homers by David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez in the 6th to get the Sox the chance to win. But then some lackluster pitching from the bullpen took that lead away for good.

    Of course, the Sox lose as a result of a former player scoring the winning run. In this case, it was Mike Napoli’s homer in the 7th inning, a move he did a bunch of times for the Sox. I like the guy, and hope he is successful this season, and hits a ton more, just not against Red Sox pitching…

    Hanley had a great game, and was aggressive and alert on the base paths, stealing 2nd and then getting to third on a passed ball in the 7th inning, but then Panda, who was brought in to pinch hit, lines out to end the inning…Figures…

    The Large Father’s 2nd homer in as many games (and his 505th overall) puts him in esteemed company; he now joins Ted Williams as the only player older than 40 to hit homers on the first and second day of the season. Thank the Elias Sports Bureau for that obscure fact…

    Finally, Happy 98th Birthday to Red Sox great Bobby Doerr, the last surviving member of “The Teammates”, Hall of Famer, 9-time All-Star, and one of the best 2nd basemen the Red Sox every had. Oh, how I wish I could have seen him and his teammates play…

    Coming up: The rubber match between the Sox and Cleveland, with Joe Kelly taking the bump for the Sox. Hopefully he can continue the trend of quality starts which started at the end of last season, and continued through Spring Training. And let’s hope he can go like 7 innings, because the Sox are 3 days into the season, and the bullpen is already taxed… He is opposed by Danny Salazar. 1st pitch: 6:10pm. (If they don’t rain out, which is looking pretty likely).

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