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  • 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:

    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…

    July 31st, 2014

    July 31, 2014: Strike Out Hunger– Red Sox Wives team up with The Greater Boston Food Bank this Weekend

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:28 am in Baseball,Good Deeds,Red Sox | No Comments

    Tlogo gbfbo help end hunger in the Bay State, the Red Sox Wives are teaming up with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) for the 23rd annual Strike Out Hunger fundraiser this weekend at Fenway Park. Over the past two decades, the Red Sox Wives and fans have raised nearly $290,000 to help GBFB feed those in need

    With this year’s goal to raise enough to provide 60,000 meals, they are asking fans to visit GBFB’s website to enter the VIP Raffle by August 11th for a chance to win four infield grandstand tickets for August 21st, a batting practice visit, a tour of Fenway Park, a welcome message on the scoreboard during the game, a gift bag and a photo in the Red Sox dugout. You can also make a donation to the cause online. Read more…

    July 29th, 2014

    Red Sox 1, Toronto 14:
    Is This What Rock Bottom Feels Like?

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:57 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Yes, this is gonna be a cranky rant, because right now I am so aggravated I want to SPIT…

    Because, honestly, I am not sure how much worse it can get. And I know, I shouldn’t say that, because the Sox will now rattle off a 22 game LOSING streak and end up with a 100 loses the season AFTER winning the World Series.

    Has a team ever gone from “worst to first to worst” in the span of 3 seasons before?

    Truly, the only way last night could have been worse is if the Sox had been no hit. But no, they managed to scrape together a run on 5 hits in the contest…

    But when That Clay Person and Felix Doubront combined for THIRTEEN F***ING RUNS in 5.2 inning of work. Seven for Buchholz and 6 for Doubront. Out-freaking-standing. Shockingly Badenhop didn’t allow the 2 runs he inherited to score, because that is usually what HE does… Read more…

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