Home
  • About
  • Batterymates
  • BBA
  • Blog Disclosure Policy
  • Contact Us
  • 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

    Read more…

    August 22nd, 2014

    Red Sox 0, Angels 2:
    One Hit. AGAIN…

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

    So. How many IS that this year? 4? 6? An even dozen? I don’t have the time or inclination to slog through the 2014 campaign looking for the instances where the opposing pitcher no-hit the Red Sox for a bunch of innings, and then someone steps up and saves their collective bacon from the indignity. Last night Shoemaker, perfect EXCEPT for hitting Brock Holt in the 1st, took his bid into the 7th inning, when Will Middlebrooks (Yeah, go back and read that again, I’ll wait) hit a double to spoil his efforts. Guess the hamstring strain from the night before wasn’t as bad as it could have been…He was in the game because Cespedes had to leave abruptly in the 3rd inning to deal with “a family medical emergency”…

    So that is loss #5, including a sweep by the Angels, and a completely wasted effort from Rubby De La Rosa, who threw 6 2/3 strong innings, giving up 2 runs on 9 hits while walking 3 and striking out 8. He threw 111 pitches, 67 for strikes. Certainly good enough for the win, if the Sox didn’t, you know have major SUCKAGE in the offensive department this year… Read more…

    August 20th, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Angels 4:
    On…and on…and on…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:47 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Yeah, I know the Angels are the best team in baseball, on pace to win 96-ish games this season–but holy hell it feels like they have been in Boston for MONTHS kicking the ever loving crap out of them. Honestly, I had to look and see exactly how many games the Sox have lost in the last 7 days (answer: most of them)–as they are pretty much all starting to runtogether….

    Red Sox Past Two Weeks | FindTheBest

    Blech… Read more…

    August 18th, 2014

    Red Sox 1, Astros 8:
    The Shoe is on the Other Foot…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:51 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Remember how I/we used to bitch that the Sox needed to do better against horribly crappy teams, as there was no reason why these teams should be beating them?

    Well guess what, OUR team is now the crappy team…

    (sigh) Yeah.

    I know, this isn’t a great revelation, as evidenced by the fact that they are dead last in the AL East–which is historically at its weakest in a long time–the Oreos in first place, SEVEN games AHEAD of the Skanks? Really? So the Sox are 14.5 games behind, and 11 games below .500, on pace to win 74 games in 2014. A year removed from winning the AL East with 97 games. Oh, and winning the FRACKING WORLD SERIES as well. And they are TWO years removed from sucking even WORSE that this year, finishing 26 games behind the Skanks with 69 wins. Read more…


    Subscribe to Boston Red Thoughts