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  • April 26th, 2016

    Red Sox 1, Atlanta 0:
    Ric-Porcello, Red Sox Staff Ace…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:25 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Wait. What????

    Yep. Ric Porcello is the holder of a 4-0 record with a 3.51 ERA. How does the rest of the staff match up?

    David Price 2-0, 7.06 ERA (Disappointing–and hopefully an aberration)

    That Clay Person 0-2, 6.33 ERA (Typical–for Buchholtz)

    Stephen Write 1-2, 1.40 ERA (Typical–for a knuckleballer)

    Joe Kelly (Pre-DL) 1-0, 9.35 ERA

    Henry Owens (filling in for Joe Kelly–for now) 0-0 8.10 ERA

    And even more impressive is the 1-run game that happened last night, as they are never easy games to win (or lose, for that matter). But if this trend continues, he is making a compelling argument for actually being WORTH the ridiculous money ($82.5 million) Ben thought would be a good idea to pay him…

    Porcello’s line: 6.1 shutout innings, giving up 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 6. He threw 98 pitches, 69 for strikes.

    JBJ took care of the scoring for the Sox, and was responsible for the 2nd win in as many games, driving in Hanley in the 12th inning on Sunday night against Houston, and then with a solo shot in the 7th inning in Monday night’s contest. While he still has a .234 BA, and bats 8th or 9th in the lineup, I think this team has enough good hitters to carry an exceptional outfielder (and, frankly, exceptional really doesn’t even begin to cover it), who isn’t the greatest hitter in the world…

    So, because the Sox had a REALLY late night on Sunday, with the extra inning game that started at 8:05pm, John Farrell let the players skipping battering practice, and come the ballpark later than usual. But of course, Dustin Pedroia was still at the ballpark at noon–because that’s just how he rolls.

    Speaking of rolling, I reallyREALLY hope Craig Kimbrel’s performance is an aberration as well–we need him to be like Koji–maybe not transcendental, but he needs to stop missing and giving up homers…cause 2 in 11 games is not good start..

    But at least the Sox overall are off to a decent start, with a 10-9 record, and in 2nd place, 1.5 games behind the Oreos, who we knew had to lose sometimes…

    And what makes me gleeful is the fact that the Skanks are DEAD LAST 8-10, and 3GB. Let’s hope that the trend continues, especially since the Sox have 3 against them this weekend. A sweep would certainly not be unwelcome.

    It’s getting to be that time of year again: All -Star voting, which runs now until June 30th until 11:59PM. I really hope The Large Father makes it to his last All-Star game. Certainly, if he keep up what he has been doing so far this season (.991 OPS 3 homers and 8 doubles in 16 games), he should be a lock. But by the same token, I want him to get there honestly, not just because it’s his last year….Do vote early and often–you have 35 votes per e-mail address–but in a new wrinkle, you can only vote 5-times in any 24 hours. The All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 12th on FOX…

    Coming up: David Price has the chance to get himself back on the path of righteousness this evening, taking the mound for game 2 of this half and half series against Atlanta. He is opposed by Matt Wisler. 1st pitch 7:10pm.

    Then the Sox will head home for the remaining 2 against Atlanta, and then the 3 against the Skanks–the first of the 2016 campaign. Blech…

    One Response to “Red Sox 1, Atlanta 0:
    Ric-Porcello, Red Sox Staff Ace…”

    1. Chuck says:

      An inegtlielnt answer – no BS – which makes a pleasant change

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