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  • 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….

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    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…

    August 13th, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Cincinnati 2:
    Enough with the Interleague play already…

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:56 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Call me a purist, but AL should old play NL twice a year: The All-Star game, and the World Series. And then there was the 2-3 week period in the middle of the season where the Sox played 4-5 National League teams and THAT was bad enough. NOW, they play a couple here, and a couple there ALL SEASON LONG. Hell, they kicked off their first home stand of 2014 against the fracking Brewers. And these 2 contests against the Reds aren’t the end of it; they still have three against the Bucs in their last road trip of the season–in mid-September…

    Can we knock it off now?

    So the Sox are playing .500 ball for the month of August so far, 5-5 since the trade deadline that sent just about everyone but That Clay Person somewhere else. Too early to tell if this was a success, but Yoenis Cespedes’ 2-run shot in the 8th (his 2nd in as many games) to give the Sox the win, backing the “new to us” pitcher Joe Kelly in his 2nd competent start for the Sox, certainly leads towards the trades being a good thing…Although they nev-A Ev-A should have traded Jon Lester…

    Now, if they could JUST get rid of Buchholz… Read more…

    August 6th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Cardinals 3:
    Yeah…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:56 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I don’t even know what to say anymore. They take a step forward, and 32 steps back…

    This was a contest that was completely winnable. Rubby De La Rosa had a good outing, giving up 1 run on 6 hits while walking and striking out 3. He threw 94 pitches, 57 for strikes. Then Tommy Layne (yeah, I don’t have a clue either) came in and gave up another run in the 7th inning.

    And that might have still been OK, the score was tied, and there was a chance (albeit a SLIM one these days) the Sox could scrape up another run…eventually.

    But then Junichi Tazawa’s uneven season continues as he gives up the go-ahead and winning run in the 8th inning, despite the fact that he has 2 outs and no men on base… Read more…

    August 4th, 2014

    Red Sox 7, Skanks 8:
    Yeah, that’s about right…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:38 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Well, so much for rising to the occasion.

    Not that anyone really expected him to. As a matter of fact, after last week’s trade someone asked Buchholz something about him being the anchor to a young pitching staff and how he felt about that. And his response was about how he FELT good and healthy.

    So, yeah, expecting That Clay Person to go out there and, oh, I don’t know, actually PITCH COMPETENTLY, was, apparently too much to fracking ask…Instead, he channels DICE-K and gives the Sox THIS:

    5 IP, throwing 114 pitches, 61 for strikes, giving up 7 runs on 8 hits while walking FIVE and striking out 5. And that nifty 6.20 ERA? It’s almost as bad as John Lackey’s in 2012 (.641)! But there are still games to be played, so he still has time to get there… Read more…

    August 1st, 2014

    August 1, 2014:
    Well, THAT was Interesting…

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:58 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Don’t even know where to begin really…and I am kind of all over the map, so this is probably going to be more incoherent than usual…

    Quite a fruitful day in the Fens yesterday, where Ben Cherington traded every starting pitcher NOT named Buchholz…Jon Lester–Gone. John Lackey–Gone. Felix Doubront–Gone. Andrew Miller–Gone.

    And the Sox also did the first deal with the SKANKS in 17 years, trading Stephen Drew to the Evil Empire for Kelly Johnson.

    And lest we forget, Johnny Gomes was also part of the deal for Jon Lester.

    The buzz around town is that the Sox were definitely winners in the trade deadline sweepstakes, most notably due to the acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes, the young slugger from Oakland who should be the middle of the order bat the Sox so desperately needed…and if you are going to give up your ace, he is certainly the type of guy you want to get for him… Read more…


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