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  • April 17th, 2018

    April 17, 2018:
    The Middle of the Night Portion of Our Program…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:38 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    So with Patriots Day weathered out, The Sox take their 13-2 record, their lead in the AL East (and 5 games ahead of the Skanks–ha ha ha ha ha) and head to the Left Coast for 6, with 5 of them being 9:05pm or later….

    As I have stated before, there are some good and bads to later games. I have a better chance to seeing a game, because homework and bedtime and all that stuff is over, but then there is the 12:30 (and that is if they are really hustling) or later end time–which means I am a zombie the next day–or passed out somewhere around the 5th or 6th inning.

    But tonight’s contest should be a very interesting one–at least from the vantage point of getting to see Angels pitching phenom Shohei Ohtani, who not only is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA, 18 strikeouts and a WHIP of .046, but ALSO has a triple slash of .367/.424/.767–and 3 home runs…

    A pitcher AND a slugger–in the same guy??? Who does that???? Shohei Ohtani, apparently…

    And then we have David Price on the mound. Who sucked out loud in about 9 different languages in his last start. You remember, the one against the Skanks where he lasted 1 inning and gave up 4 runs?

    Yeah, yay for us…

    Meh

    This should be a very cool contest, if for nothing else we get to see Ohtani–I just wish Sale was making this start today, and not David Price…

    Finally, I was reading a story about Jacoby Ellsbury, who apparently is still playing for the Skanks. Well, not playing in the literal sense, as he has an oblique injury (that has the air of the familiar) and a hip injury, and now plantar fasciitis. Holy crap– He’s falling apart!

    And, if your curious on what the Skanks are paying for Jake to rehab a lot, and then get injured while he rehabs? $21 million–ish. Honestly, how many good years did they get out of that 7-year, $153 million contract? 2? 3? His 1st year in 2014 was his best, and 2017 was a close second–the other 2 years he has 111 and 112 games–and his power has been declining. Looks like the Skanks may be going with that buyout ASAP…

    Coming up: 3 against the Angels and 3 against Oakland for this midnight stretch of games. Price vs Ohtani up in Game 1. I really hope this isn’t an ugly one–for us anyway…1st pitch: 10:05pm.

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