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  • May 5th, 2015

    Red Sox 1, Tampa Bay 5:
    Well, THIS has the Air of the Familiar…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:38 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    What is that now? 32? 34 losses in a row? It feels like they haven’t won in forever, even tho it’s only the last 4 in a row—although they have lost the last 7 of 10–and are, once again, DEAD LAST in the AL East…with a 12-14 record–Holy Hell, haven’t we played this riff already????

    And…Once again, That Clay person was a hot mess (in more ways than one), giving up 5 runs on 9 hits in 6 1/3 innings worth of work. With a 1-4 record and a 6.03 ERA, not to mention SEVEN previous years of CRAP–doesn’t he have enough of a body of work for the Sox to trade him? Somewhere? I am sure they could use an extra bag of balls–and maybe some gum or something….

    Here is the rest of his line: 107 pitches, 67 for strikes, one homer, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. And he hasn’t won a game since Opening Day.

    Outstanding… Read more…

    April 27th, 2015

    Red Sox 7, Oreos 18:

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:56 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    Yes, I understand that ending April at .500 is acceptable behavior, as teams are still trying to find their way, often battling drastic weather changes and getting into the groove of the season. I get it. But holy hell, going from winning 2 out of 3, to LOSING 2 out of 3, taxing their bullpen to the extreme, and mostly complete and utter CRAP pitching from the starting 5 (But That Clay Person has actually been ok–how freaking ironic is that????)

    Apparently, Wade Miley decided to channel his famous counterpart (minus the twerking, hopefully), because there is no other explanation for the suckage that was yesterday’s outing. 57 pitches, 247 for strikes in 2 1/3 innings where he gave up 7 runs (6 earned) on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 0. Which gives him a nifty 8.62 ERA. Blech.

    And since we are spreading the blame around: Note to management: I know you brought Hembree up to ease the load for the bullpen–but I’m thinking 6 runs while only getting 4 outs is not exactly what you had in mind. Should have called someone else up…or kept Barnes in the bigs…. Read more…

    April 15th, 2015

    Red Sox 8, Nationals 7:
    A Win is a Win…

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:01 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comments (2)

    No matter how freaking ugly it may be…

    Thankfully, the Sox have some bashers this year, cause they were needed in this contest to pick up Justin Masterson (and his 7.59 ERA), who couldn’t make it out of the 5th inning.

    The rest of his line: 4.2 IP, 8 runs (7 earned) on 7 hits, while walked 7 (!!) and struck out 3. He threw 93 pitches, 52 for strikes, and was not part of the decision…

    This one had everything, a balk (Masterson) a wild pitch (Tazawa) and 5 hit batsmen. It got so bad that in the 7th inning, the Sox were able to get the win without even hitting the ball.

    But the Sox have won their 3rd series out of 3 this year, and with any luck, will get the sweep this afternoon… Read more…

    April 13th, 2015

    Red Sox 4, Skanks 14:
    OK. Can we FINALLY end this nonsense…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:32 pm in Baseball,BBA,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Once and for all???

    Please knock it off with the “oh, it’s going to be better, and he is going to be consistent and not be a headcase and laity blah…”

    Last night was absolute and utter CRAP–and oh so typical Clay Buchholz. Completely brilliant in one start, and beyond abysmal in the next.

    Let’s look at this, shall we?

    Opening Day: 7 IP, 0 runs on 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 9. He threw 94 pitches, 65 for strikes.

    Last night: 3.1 IP, 10 runs (9 earned) on 9 hits (including 3 homers), while walking 2 and striking out 3. He threw 79 pitches, 50 for strikes… Read more…

    April 6th, 2015

    April 6, 2015: It’s Here! It’s Here!

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:16 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets! After waiting so long, Opening Day is FINALLY here! We get to see if the wining grapefruit league season will translate into wins in the big leagues.

    We get to see if Mookie Betts really is all that and a bag of chips–and if he is, how cool is it that we will get to see that from the very beginning…

    We will get to see if That Clay Person, who is making his very first Opening Day Start ever will finally get himself right and actually be worthy of the title of Ace John Farrell thinks he is worthy of. But it makes me CRAZY when Clay blames his struggles on his quest for perfection–that he tries too hard to make each pitch perfect, which means none of them are…Head case…

    Speaking of Aces, it pained my deeply to see Jon Lester on the bump for the fracking CUBBIES last night. Although it pained me a bit less that he got his first loss of 2015, and currently has a 6.23 ERA… Read more…

    March 23rd, 2015

    Red Sox 7, Phillies 6: Why do they always do that?

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:56 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    …Make a big deal about how That Clay Person fared so well in a minor league game. Take yesterday’s contest. He didn’t start against the Phillies as he is likely the Opening Day Starter (Blech), so he threw 5 innings against the minor leaguers.

    And this was his line: 79 pitches, no hits or runs, while walking 1 and striking out 10. Sounds really good–until you remember that he rarely has trouble at that level. They are MINOR LEAGURES, so not only are they a step down, there is no pressure for Clay to perform at this level–and what is the key to a headcase performing well? NO PRESSURE…

    So, forgive me if I am not all impressed by this. DO this on Opening Day against the Phillies–and then do it 10 more times, and then MAYBE…

    Although my prognostication skills are legendarily sucky (But I actually get to use prognostication in a blog post, so that’s something…) I am going to predict That Clay Person’s Opening Day Line: 4.2 IP, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) while walking 3 and striking out 6). Read more…

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