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  • June 27th, 2014

    June 27, 2014:
    A Much Needed Off-Day…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:11 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So the Sox enjoyed their first day off in 3 weeks yesterday, a span where we saw them go 9-11, which isn’t horrible, but the fact that they are still in 4th place, with a .456 winning percentage, and 8 games behind freaking Toronto, and on pace to win 73-74 games…

    UGH…

    And now they are heading to Yankeeland for 3, which means we get to listen to the assault on our senses, known as ESPN, My9, and the YES Channel. The only time they are fun is when the Skanks are looking, cause they start throwing their guys right under the bus. Someday, I would really love to watch a game called by Rem-Dawg and DO…But because I live about 3 hours from NYC, and am in the midst of their blackout zone, I would have to drive to Connecticut to do it…

    So.

    As is the tradition here at Boston Red Thoughts, let’s do a W-L analysis of how things could go this weekend. Last time the Sox met the Skanks, it was in April, so there was not much going on. And since there are 5 games between them and 3rd and 4th place, it’s not like a rank can be won or lost…But for giggles, we’ll go…

    To the Blackboard! Read more…

    June 25th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Seattle 8:
    And the Suckage Continues…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:14 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I like Jake Peavey, but holy hell the guy needs to go. He has a 1-6 record for the 2014 campaign, and gave up a season high SEVEN runs in last night’s debacle–and WHY he was left in THAT long completely escapes me…

    His line: 5IP, giving up 7 runs on 8 hits (including TWO homers) while walking 2 and striking out 3. He threw 85 pitches, 53 for strikes…

    So another day where the Sox make a mediocre pitcher look like he’s freaking Pedro, can’t capitalize on the SIX walks that we given up by Seattle pitching, and were scoreless after the 2 runs in the 5th inning…But it was interesting to note that Felix Doubront came out of hte bullpen last night. Looks like the Sox may have made the decision to go back to Brandon Workman, now that he is off his suspension for NOT hitting Eva (n) Longoria… Doubront threw 2 perfect frames with a strikeout…

    But of course, Edward Mujica has to give up another run in HIS inning of work–even if he had 2 strikeouts…

    And because it can only happen this way, GUESS who is going to be on the bump in the middle of the night tonight, to top off this 7 game Left Coast swing, where the Sox are currently 1-5?

    Clay Buchholz. Read more…

    June 24th, 2014

    Red Sox 7, Oakland 6, in 10:
    One Out of Four Ain’t Bad…

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:22 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    It’s absolutely abysmal…

    But what do you expect from a team that scored more runs in yesterday’s contest, than in the THREE games before it (5). Pitching kept it close, two 1-run and a 2-run losses were the results, which means our offensive is just not getting it done…

    So the Sox will take their 6 games BELOW .500/35-41 record/4th place in the AL East to Seattle, before heading to The Stadium this weekend. Oh joy.

    When we talked about this back in February, the MLB Futures Odds predicted the Sox as #6 to win the World Series, and I remember being surprised they were that far down the list. Heh. NOW, they are tied for #13 with The Orioles, and Cleveland? #1 is now Oakland and San Fran; the Dodgers have dropped to 3rd from first, and in case you were wondering: the Skanks are #8…

    UGH. Read more…

    June 19th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Twins 1, in 10:
    A Game…From the Twilight Zone….

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:02 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I know that baseball is a game where anything can happen, and usually does. And there is often weird crap that goes on that no one could ever predict would actually happen.

    I think this game ranks up there as a fairly weird one. And of course I was work when it happened, so I missed watching it

    John Lackey pitched, for all intents and purposes, a complete game: a 9-inning scoreless gem, giving up 3 hits while striking out 9 and walking 1, throwing 105 pitches, 74 for strikes…

    Trouble is–the Twins pitching staff managed to keep the Sox scoreless for the same span, including a perfect game for the first five innings, until Daniel Nava hit the first and only hit until the 10th inning–a ground rule double. So they get to the top of the 10th inning, and Koji is on the mound. No problem for the man who started the day with an ERA under 50 cents, and hasn’t given up a run since May 1, or 21 innings ago. Right?

    WRONG. Read more…

    June 18th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Twins 1:
    How bout that Brock Holt?!?

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    I know, we have all been making crazy cracks about Brock Holt and his superhero status for the last couple of weeks: playing all 3 outfield positions–at hte same time. Catching a bullet–with his teeth. Hitting a grand slam–with no men on base. He is the Red Sox’s answer to the “Most Interesting Man in the World”

    And last night was no different.

    Holy Buckets, did you see that catch? While it was impressive in its own right, the WAY Brock Holt (and you just HAVE to call him by his full name) made that catch was pure style. You see everyone standing around looking clueless and then Brock Holt appears looking like a teenager on a bender on spring break, out of nowhere to make the catch. Freaking funny stuff

    And did I mention it was his FIRST TIME PLAYING CENTER FIELD???

    If nothing else, Brock Holt will keep us amused–even if the rest of the team doesn’t most of the time… Read more…

    June 16th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Cleveland 3:
    Can’t do better than a split…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:22 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I guess we should all be grateful they didn’t get swept by Cleveland like they did 2 weeks ago…But FRACKING Nick Swisher and his FRACKING solo shot in the 11th off of Tazawa royally 10247326 10203294189587160 5897336974526127223 n me off on many many levels…

    But, the Sox won Thursday night’s game, which was my daughter’s first game at Fenway Park. Jon Lester was great, and Big Papi even hit a 2-run shot for the occasion. With the exception of the cranky Cleveland fan that out of nowhere, started screaming at me that my kid was kicking her, it was a great game. The crowds didn’t faze her (not even the cranky Cleveland fan), she insisted on walked the 3 blocks each way to the parking garage–and all of this was after we got stuck in traffic, and a normally 6-6-.5 hour car trip was closer to 9 hours.

    And did I mention she’s 2? But her clapping when Big Papi hit the homer was the cutest thing ever. Yeah, I’m one of those moms… Read more…


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