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  • August 8th, 2016

    Red Sox 5, Dodgers 8:

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    …And in this case, “3” is not a magic number…It stands for the number of games the Sox are behind in the AL East, behind both the Oreos and Toronto …AGAIN

    So, AGAIN David Price crapped the bed for his 8th loss of the season, although if the 3 errors made did not result in the 3 unearned runs charged to Price, the score would have been tied.

    Although, as ugly as this game was, it’s likely the Sox would have found another way to lose…

    His line: 5 IP, giving up 6 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, including a homer, while walking FIVE (!!!) and striking out 3. He threw 100 pitches, 59 for strikes.

    And then there was Tazawa who gave up 2 solo homers in his 1 inning of work—and of course one of them was to Adrian Gonzales (BLECH). But shockingly, that Clay Person came in and pitched a damn near perfect 8th inning, giving up just 1 hit…and not even a homer or anything.

    This was another losing series, as the Sox were shut out on Saturday night, with the only bright spot being Stephen Wright’s brilliant complete game shutout, where he gave up 3 hits and struck out 9 for his 13th win of the season…

    So, the Left Coast Swing for the 2016 campaign is over–11 games–8 of them 9 or later….And the Sox record for the span? 6-4.

    Holy Hell…

    But Andrew Bientendi has been doing pretty well in his first couple major league starts–5 in all so far, and his BA is .385 with 5 hits (out of 13AB) with 2 RBI’s while striking out 3 times, and stealing a base. Not bad for a 22-year old that skipped a step in his rise through the organization…

    The Sox are off today, and then play 3 against the Skanks in the middle of the week at home. Which means we all get subjected to the A-Fraud victory tour, which, thankfully, is only lasting a week. Friday is his last day, and then he will be “retiring” and taking a front office job, which will make him probably the highest paid “advisor” ever. We all know this is a “We’re DFA’ing your sorry ass, but to spare you (for some inexplicable reason), let’s say you are retiring and taking a job with the organization, and call it a day” But I guess the real question is why the frack are they not throwing him out there, dumping the salary, and letting him fend for himself? It’s not like he has ever given them anything but drama and consternation from day 10.

    People are already starting to wonder how many AB’s he will get in the games this week. I guess the easy answer is “why would he want to?” Sox fans hate hate HATE A-fraud with a deep and fiery passion…and spare me the “classy thing to do would be to cheer for him”… Why??? He’s not one of our own, he has never played the game right, he has cheated; he cared for no one but himself, blah blah blah…

    OK, MAAAAAAYBE if you consider the fact that the Sox were unable to sign him in 2003 helped them win their first World Series in 86 Years in 2004. Cause we all know that if his mojo had been in the Red Sox Clubhouse, it is very likely they would not have won…

    Coming up: The Sox return home after a less than desirable road trip for 6 at home. They need to beat up on the Skanks and Arizona before they head out for another 10. Ric Porcello goes for his team leading 15th (!!) win, opposed by Luis Severino, who, at 1-6 with a 6.02 ERA could be the Skankee version of That Clay Person. 1st pitch: 7:10pm.

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