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  • September 22nd, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Oreos 2:
    Yeah, it doesn’t matter, but it matters…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:04 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    It matters because it’s one step closer to having a better record (even if it’s by one stinking game) than the Bobby Valentine Debacle of 2012…

    It matters because the Sox have won far too few series, scored far too few runs, and did far too FEW of a lot of things in the 2014 Campaign…

    It matters because by this time next week there will be no more Red Sox baseball until April freaking 6th, so even though we are tired of watching them this year, watching them WIN is oh so much more palatable…

    It matters because Buck Showalter is a self-righteous jerk, and beating his ballclub is NEVER a bad thing… Read more…

    September 18th, 2014

    Red Sox 1, Pirates 9:
    A Struggling Clay Buchholz, How Shocking!

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:44 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Yeah, Yeah, I know, some people were lulled into that sense of security that happens when That Clay Person strings together a couple of decent to brilliant outings…AGAIN. “He’s on the right path!” “He’s finally going to be the guy he is destined to be!” Blah Blah Blah…And then he crashes and burns…AGAIN.

    And last night was no exception. I know right now with all the rest of the cluster, being all clustery–we may not notice one train wreck amongst a 100…But it WAS there…and just when he hit .500 for the season…

    His line: 4.0 IP, he threw 73 pitches, 49 for strikes, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits (including TWO homers) while walking 1 and striking out 3. But he FELT GOOD ….Holy Hell…

    Of course, as these things tend to do, knuckleballer Stephen Wright came in and promptly gave up ANOTHER 4 runs in his 1 inning of work…

    But Rusney Castillo made HIS MLB and Red Sox debut, batting 7th, playing Center and going 1-4 with a single. Read more…

    September 10th, 2014

    Red Sox 6, Oreos 10:
    Waiting for the shoe…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:55 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Wait for it…

    And…There it is…

    Out with a whimper, not even a final death throe…

    What am I talking about, you might ask? Well, with today’s loss, the Sox are
    “officially”out of postseason contention. Their “magic number” for a
    Wild Card Berth was at 1 after last night’s loss. And they checked out in the AL East a long time ago.

    So now their record is 63-83, which means there is no way they can get to .500 for the season. At the rate they are going, they are looking at winning 70 games this season.

    70 games. And last year they won a World Series…Holy Hell…

    And the Sox are STILL dithering on whether or not to shut down Dustin Pedroia, whose wrist and hand are all fragged up, which is probably why he has under performed in 2014. Shut the guy down, get him the fracking surgery he needs NOW, so he has plenty of time to rehab and strength training and whatever else he needs to do to be 100% on Opening Day…STOP IT with the nonsense, John Farrell: “I wouldn’t rule that out. But it’s too premature to make a final decision on that.” Read more…

    September 2nd, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay 4, in the 11th:
    A Split…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:26 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Watched very little baseball this weekend. I just can’t anymore. Even when they win, it just seems…pointless. And when you are 19.5 GB in your division (and, painfully, 6.5 GB the team in 4th place in your division), I guess it kinda is…

    My friend Steve actually deleted the MLB App from his phone, and cannot even bear to look at updates anymore, that’s how done HE is…

    So there are 25 games left in the season, and “playing out the string” really doesn’t even begin to cover it. Let’s put it this way: They would need to go 21-4 in these games to get to .500 for the season.

    Yeah…

    And I know I usually do a “To the Blackboard!” for every Skankee/Red Sox series. But since the Skanks are all but out of it, as they are not going to catch the Oreos (and their 8.5 game lead in the division), and they are tired with Cleveland (!!) for 4th place for 2 Wild Card Spot–one of which is all but guaranteed to Oakland who is 4 games ahead of the #2 team for the Wild Card (Detroit) there is really no point. So here is the 10,000 foot view: Read more…

    August 27th, 2014

    Red Sox 11, Toronto 7:
    Uh, What just happened?

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:13 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    Last night’s contest has to be one of the WEIRDEST ones on record for the Sox in recent memory. And considering what a fracked up season this has been, that is saying something…

    This one started normally enough. Sort of. The Sox scored 3 off R. A. Dickey in the 1st inning, and then Rubby De La Rosa gave them back. Then nothing until the Sox scored another run in the 7th, which Toronto then matched in the bottom of the frame. So heading into the top of the 11th inning, they were locked in a 4-4 tie. And then the Sox score SEVEN RUNS in the ELEVENTH inning, including a 3-run shot by Mike Napoli and a 2-run shot by newcomer Allen Craig.

    But it was a good think they scored 7–cause Heath Hembree (newly called up from Pawtucket to replace the struggling Brandon Workman) promptly gave up 3-runs in the bottle half of the inning. But despite all the drama, the Sox have won their second game. In. A. Row…

    And now, maybe, if they could win every one of their last 30 games…Maybe they could… Read more…

    August 25th, 2014

    Red Sox 6, Mariners 8:
    Just When You Think They’ve Hit Rock Bottom…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:02 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    You discover that rock bottom has subbasements. LOTS of them…

    So that makes EIGHT games in a row, including 2 sweeps. Of course, they had a chance in all of these contests–well, OK, maybe the one where they were almost no-hit A-GAIN they didn’t, but holy hell KOJI with 2 outs in the 9th on Friday night gives up FIVE RUNS??? What the hell???

    This is a crash and burn of EPIC proportions, and its gearing up to be a WORSE year than 2012–and it’s entirely possible this team could be a 100 game loser this year. Yeah. Take a minute, I’ll wait. And holy buckets, did we EVER see that coming after last year???

    Red Sox – Last 2 Weeks Wins/Losses | FindTheBest

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