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  • August 3rd, 2016

    Red Sox 4 Seattle 5:
    Uh, What the FRACK Just Happened Here?

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:20 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    So.

    As is the case with game played on the Left Coast in the middle of the night, unless they are on the weekend, I rarely if ever make it to the end of the game. Last night’s contest was no different, although I  when I last checked the Sox were up 4-1, and David Price had just given up the 1st run in the 8th inning.

    So imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning and saw that the Sox had, in fact LOST THIS GAME.  And to add insult to injury, it was as a direct result of Robinson freaking Cano hitting a 3-run homer off the Sox only trade at the deadline: Fernando Abad. So Abad let David Price’s 2 inherited runner’s score, which also aggravates me, because I hate that the pitcher who allows the runners to score does not get penalized. Add to that I was JUST saying in my post from YESTERDAY that one of the facets of Abad I like is that he has only given up two homers ALL SEASON. And then what does he do? 5 pitches into his Red Sox career, HOMER.

    @Y!*^#%!#&^!*(@^!$@*&!#(@!&&(%#)#%@&^#%&^@%

    And when I went to bed last night, I thought to myself: “OK, David, you have 4 runs–don’t blow it”. And what does he do????

    His line: 7+ IP, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) while walking none and striking out 5. He threw 98 pitches, 70 for strikes. This was not a game he should have lost… WTF?

    So now, the Sox are in THIRD place, 2.0 games behind Toronto and the Oreos, and a 1/2 game ahead of Detroit in the Wild Card.

    As expected, Benintendi saw some action in Left Field, and getting 2 AB, and striking out in 1. He is slated to make his first start for the Red Sox in tonight’s game. I expect it’s going to take a couple of weeks for him to get comfortable, but I would be very surprised if he does not do well in the Bigs. So I guess we’ll see.

    But here is something interesting: The Sox already have Betts, and Bogaerts, and Bradley, also known as “The Killer B’s”, and now they have Benintendi, another young (potential) phenom, with the last name beginning with “B” How that happens???

    Speaking of how does that happen, freaking Hanley FELL DOWN THE STEPS going into the clubhouse after last night’s game and jammed his wrist. No news yet.

    Holy Hell…

    Finally, Mookie Betts wins the AL Player of the month for July, his first award of this type in his career.  Playing 23 games in July, he slashed 368/.415/.653 with 5 homers  and15 RBI’s, and was #2 in batting average amojng all Al Players in July. Many MANY more to come, I expect…

    Coming up: The middle of the night game continue with Rick Porcello going for his 15th (!!) win of the season. Honestly, did anyone EVER think this would possibly happen, especially based on how abysmal he was last year (9-15 with a 4.92 ERA in 28 games)? He is opposed by Hisashi Iwakuma, whom a lot of the Sox have has success against, including The Large Father who bats .500 against him in 10 encounters, including 3 homers and 6 RBI’s. First pitch: 10:10pm.

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