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  • April 24th, 2018

    April 24, 2018:
    OK…What Happened Here?

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:09 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    The Sox were playing TRANSCENDENTAL baseball, with a 17-2 record, and easily beat Oakland in Friday night’s contest…

    And then the bottom fell out.

    OK, I am being a bit dramatic, but holy buckets, THEY GOT NO-HIT???? Really??? By Sean Manaea, a guy who has faced the Sox 3 times prior, and they’ve beaten the snot of of him, with a 13.50 ERA and a 1-2 record. Yeah, I would say this one pretty much came out of nowhere.

    I could not even remember the last time the Sox were no hit–so I had to look it up: April 22, 1993–almost 25 years to the day, when Seattle’s Chris Bosio walked the 1st 2 Red Sox batters of his outing, and then got 27 consecutive outs…

    Then they lost again on Sunday, and while it would easy to blame David Price, the fact that he didn’t give up that 3-run shot until 2 outs into the EIGHTH inning (he has given up 1 run prior to that), Add to that the fact the Sox couldn’t muster more than a run in 9 inning (but then again, they could not even muster up a HIT in the previous game), I think we’ll give him a pass on this one. He certainly pitched well enough to win, 3 run homer, notwithstanding…

    So now they have lost their 2nd in a row for the first time this year. And yeah, I am probably being an idiot, because we certainly cannot expect to win every game this year…Can we?

    But rest easy, my friends, according to Sports Betting Dime, the Sox’s World Series Odds are still very, very good…check this interactive tracker out. It covers all 30 teams, and gets updated throughout the season…Pretty neat stuff!

    Finally, did you hear That Clay Person is trying to get back to the majors? After it was discovered last April that he had damage to the flexor tendon in his right forearm, necessitating surgery which ended his 2017 season, he signed a minor league contract with Kansas City in March. I wish him the best of luck, as long as it happens nowhere near the Boston Red Sox…

    Coming up: After yesterday’s off-day, 3 more on the road, this time further north. Rick Porcello gets to act as stopper, and try and improve his record to 5-0 as the Sox head to Canada to try and get back on track. He is opposed by J.A. Happ. 1st pitch: 7:07pm

    Yes, I actually said “get back on track” about a team that is 17-4 (which is a win % of .810), and is the best team in baseball…

    Yep, I’m an idiot…

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