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  • May 6th, 2016

    Red Sox 7, White Sox 3:
    Keeping the momentum going…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:13 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    So the Sox took 2 out of 3 against one of the best teams in baseball, allowing them to resume sole possession of first base in the AL East, and putting them in VERY good position for the weekend series against the Skanks.

    Henry Owens struggled a bit again, only going 3 innings, although he only gave up 2 runs on 2 hits (including a home run) during that span, and since he only threw 64 pitches (33 for strikes), I am not sure what John Farrell was thinking there, going to the bullpen so early especially with a Skankee series coming up. Although the 6 walks was a bit troubling…

    But the Sox (of the Red Variety) had plenty of hits in this contest, with Pedroia, JBJ and Hanley all contributing solo home runs, Travis Shaw hit a triple, and the Large Father is continuing his final season dominance, going 2 for 4 with a walk, and a double. He is currently hitting .319 with 6 homers and 23 RBI’s. I have heard rumblings from some fellow bloggers who thing there is no way he can retire after this year and walk away. My feeling is he does. Because I would much rather he go while he is still on-fire, rather than dragging himself through a sub-par season. Because this will NOT last forever, even if sometimes we think and hope it will…

    So That Clay Person actually WON a game this year, and a quality start nonetheless, going 7 strong on Wednesday night, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits (including the ubiquitous homer) while waking 2 and striking out 6. He threw 98 pitches, 58 for strikes. Yeah, that’s all great and stuff, but unless he can repeat that like TWENTY MORE TIMES, I’m really not interested…

    As I mentioned before, the Sox are is a reallyREALLY good place for the 2nd weekend series in a row against the Skanks, and I may even get to see two games this weekend–if the weather clears enough so they can actually play. My grass is rapidly approaching “losing small children” status as it keeps growing, and I can’t cut it because it never stops raining…

    Anyway…To the Blackboard!

    To sum up: The Sox are 17-11, won 8 of their last 10 games, and are in first place in the AL East, 1/2 game behind the Oreos, and SEVEN Games behind the Skanks, who are dead last in the AL East, with a record of 9-17, and have won two of their last 10.

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha…ahem… moving on!

    So…

    If the Sox Sweep: They would be TEN games ahead of the Skanks in the AL East, and although it’s still really early in the season, who wants to be 10 games out of first place EVER?

    If the Sox Win 2: They would be 8 games ahead of the Skanks in the AL East, and just read the stuff above (I’ll wait)

    If the Sox Win 1: The Skanks would pick up a game in the standing, but would stil be 6 games out.

    If the Skanks Sweep: There would be 4 games separating the Sox and the Skanks. Not a terrible outcome, but certainly not one that is desirable…

    No, actually it WOULD be terrible, because the Skanks are dreadful his season, (like 2014/2015 Red Sox dreadful) and the Sox just swept them, so no, this is not an option. (Yeah, I know…baseball…)

    And just for a bit of perspective: The three Reds Sox starters are Ric Porcello, David Price, and Stephen Wright. Based upon that, I am very comfortable in saying the Sox will win 2 out of 3. So we’ll see.

    Oh, and was anyone surprised Pablo Sandoval is out for the rest of the season after his shoulder surgery on Tuesday? Didn’t think so. So he sits out and eats Twinkies for the 2016 campaign, and will more likely be better suited for sumo wrestling than a baseball player this time next year. Outstanding…

    Finally, as it is Mother’s day weekend, we are seeing a lot of stories about players and their relationships to their mom. And it is CRAZY when they mention the players birthday, and they were born in 1985. Holy crap. Do you know what I was doing in 1985? I was in High School! UGH…

    But Happy Mother’s Day to the entire mom’s out there. May you raise your children right–and raise them to be Red Sox Fans! Or, as I respond when people say to me that my daughter should pick her own team: “Of course she can–there are 28 perfectly good teams out there, besides the Red Sox, she can cheer for…”

    Coming up: Ric Porcello goes for his 6th win of the 2016 campaign as the Sox head to the Bronx for 3. Although the way the weather is, I am not holding out much hope they will get all 3 in. He is opposed again, like last week, by Michael Pineda. First pitch 7:05pm…

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