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  • May 11th, 2016

    Red Sox 13, Oakland 5:
    27 in 2…for 20…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:38 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    27 is the number of runs the Red Sox have scored against Oakland in the last 2 contests. I love high scoring contests like this, especially when it’s the Sox doing the scoring.

    And the 20 is the 20th win for the Sox who are currently 7 games above .500, and in a tie with the Cookies for 1st place…Yay!

    And this offensive juggernaut is the only thing that saved the fairly crappy out That Clay Person has on Monday night. Not that I am surprised. 5 Inning giving up 4 runs on 6 hits (including, you guessed it, a home run) while walking and striking out 2. And then he says he was shocked that John Farrell didn’t let him pitch the 6th inning, saying something to the effect he thought he has been traded. WTH? You got the win (albeit undeserved), so why don’t you shut it, and perhaps send a bagel basket to your teammates (especially JBJ, because GRAND SLAM) for saving your bacon…

    And since the Sox send Henry Owens to Pawtucket, they called up Sean O’Sullivan, the reclamation project the Sox picked up from the Phillies (1-6 with a 6.08 ERA in 13 starts in 2015), who really didn’t any better than Buchholz, but was picked up by the fact that just about everyone in the starting 9 (except for Rutledge and Hanigan) got at least 1 hit in the contest.

    O’Sullivan’s line: 6 IP, giving up 4 runs on 12 hits while walking none and striking out 3. He threw 91 pitches, 61 for strikes…So now he is 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA, and hopefully we won’t see him again anytime soon…

    And it looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer for Eduardo Rodriguez, who after his evaluation yesterday, it was decided he would start again in Pawtucket on Friday to work out any kinks he stil has, as well as continue to build his arms strength. Barring any unforeseen, I expect he will be back in the bigs for a start during the Cleveland of KC series next week…Hopefully…

    And last night, not only did JBJ get a hit in his 16th consecutive game, Travis Shaw hit for everything in the cycle except a triple, including a beautiful 3-run shot in the 5th inning.

    Speaking of beautiful shots, holy buckets that 2-run homer by Hanley last night would have ended up in Maine if it hadn’t hit the lighting stanchion. I KNOW IT…As it was, it went a projected 468(!!!) feet from home plate, which is the 2nd longest hit ball in the bigs so far this year…

    Finally, had a GREAT conversation with AC Wayne, and Rick Keeler from on BBA Live! last night. We talked about the Sox, the AL East, and Davis Ortiz’s final season. If you’re interested, check it out! (Link)

    Coming up: The final game of the series against Oakland, where hopefully the Red Sox offense will continue. Ric Porcello will go for his 6th win of the 2016 campaign. He is opposed by Eric Surkamp. 1st pitch 7:10pm

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