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  • May 16th, 2016

    Red Sox 10, Astros 9:
    Happy Birthday, Boston Red Thoughts!

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:25 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    brtrecip-2007051.jpgI’m a day late, as yesterday was the official 10-year anniversary of the start of Boston Red Thought, but with a weekend full of my daughter’s dance first dance recital, life happens…

    So yes, 10 years ago yesterday I started this journey, and I never thought in a million years that I would still be doing this 10 years later, through 2 World Series Wins, The arrival of my daughter, Graduate School, and the million and one other things that make up the life and times of Christine E.

    Also, the experiences I have had, and the friends I have made over the years, are countless and immeasurable as to how they have enriched my life, and are a HUGE reason as to why I have kept at this so long.

    And finally, to those of your who take the time to read and comment on the Blog, Facebook and Twitter pages, YOU are the other HUGE reason why I keep doing what I do. Thank you. Can’t promise another 10 years (who knows blogging may not even be THING by then!), but as long as it’s fun, I’ll be here…

    This season thus far certainly makes it easier to write and talk about the Red Sox, because honestly, when they lose all the time, and look like crap and suck the joy out of the room when your turn on the TV, who the hell wants to watch that, never mind write about them…soxtat.jpg

    But as it stands, the Sox took 3 out of 4 from the Astros, are tied for first place with the Oreos (the Skanks are 7 games behind–ha ha ha ha), and are 10 games over .500 (24-14), and we come upon game 39 for the 2016 campaign.

    And I have already watched more games THIS season than I did all of last season, so that is pretty telling too…

    So O’ Sullivan had his 2nd start last night, and while the Sox won, he couldn’t get out of the 5th inning giving up 6 runs (5 earned), including 2 homers, while striking out 3 and walking 2. As it stands he has a 7.94 ERA. And this is a problem, because apparently Eduardo Rodriguez isn’t quite where they want him to be. It’s not the injury, but he is not pitching as well, or with the velocity they think he should. He is getting another start in Pawtucket on Thursday, which hopefully will help with his issues. But in the meantime they need to bring SOMEONE else up, cause the Sox already have a sucking hole in the rotation–they do not need a 2nd one…

    Speaking of. That Clay Person was the Clayest Clay he could be this weekend, with a 6 inning 5 run (including 2 homers–one a GRAND SLAM) outing on Saturday. He threw 105 pitches, 67 for strikes, walking 3 and striking out 5. But he feels he’s “really close”, and this is just something he needs to get through. Freaking SPARE me Clay…

    The Sox got the win in the extra innings contest because the bullpen was NAILS for 5 innings (Koji got the win in the 11th), AND the transcendental performance by David Ortiz, who tied the score in the 9th with a TRIPLE, scoring Xander, and then drove Xander in AGAIN in the 11th with a DOUBLE to win the game.

    Honestly, you cannot make this stuff up…fenway_park.jpg

    But of course, the buzzing about not letting the Large Father retire is getting louder every time he does stuff like this because honestly, WHO DOES STUFF LIKE THIS AT 40???

    Speaking of stuff you just cannot make up, it looks like Dustin Pedroia saw something no one else saw in David Price’s delivery, cause he was fracking AMAZING in the 11-1 drubbing of the Astros on Thursday night, striking out 12 for the second time this season. He threw 113 pitches, 72 for strikes in 6 2/3 innings, while giving up 1 run on 6 hits and walked one. The pitch count is a bit concerning, but everything else seems to be on track.

    So now the Sox have 3 good pitchers on the staff, Price, Porcello, and Wright. If Rodriguez can be effective (hopefully sooner rather than later), I think they will be in really good shape.

    But Dave Dombrowski, Ya need to get rid of Clay. He gave up 5 runs AGAIN, which is the 5th time he has done that this season, and he is the only pitcher to do that. Not good. John Farrell is saying he is not going anywhere, but holy crap, he’s KILLING the Sox…

    Coming up: The Sox go on the road for 3 to KC to play the royals, before returning to the Fens for the weekend. Ric Porcello goes for his 7th win this season, opposed by KC starter Yordano Ventura. 1st pitch: 7:05pm

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