Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sox 1-4 since ALL Star Break

Clay Bucholtz got the win in his 1st major League start in 2009 but the Sox have lost 4 in a row since then, dropping the last 2 to the Jays and the 1st 2 to the Rangers down in Texas. The Sox have released Lugo and activated lowell and Lowrie but the offense still can not buy a hit when needed and now Wakefield is on the 15 day DL abd Bucholtz is back in the rotation as the Sox slip into 2nd place a game behind the Yanks and 3.5 ahead of the Rays. Penny,Lester, Smoltz and now Beckett have gone down in defeat since the break.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

All Star Break Mid-Season Report

54 and 24, 3 games on the Yanks and 6 plus on the Rays at the All-Star break. !st half stories are The 3 Yankee sweeps, Jacoby stealing home, Big Papi's 1st Homer watch, Nick Green at Shortstop, distant is the 2-6 start. The Sox offense has been absent the past 2-3 weeks, Youk and Bay are weathering slumps with signs of emergence. Mike Lowell has been on the DL and is set to return as is Jed Lowrie who went down a week into the season. Will Lugo be with the Sox much longer?

I have weened myself from having to hear every pitch but still like to listen when i am around a radio but did not wander Solafest with a walkman, that there was no reception was not a factor. Sox are 1-1 in games I have attended. 3-1 in games my mom has been to and 1-2 in games Gaelen has attended. Fenway is not the same as it was in the late 80's, neither is Boston for that matter.

Bucholtz goes Friday, hope he does well. 4 days without baseball is a long time. I didn't watch the All-Star game but the AL won anyway!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sox beat A's 5-2

Beckett gave up a 1st inning homer but then stayed strong as the Sox bats finally came alive behind J Bay's 20th homer of the season and pap got his 21st save.

The Sox have 6 All Stars: Pedrioa and Bay starting, Youk as a reserve and Wakefield, Becket and Pap all making the trip. The Sox maintained their 1 game lead in the AL East

Monday, July 6, 2009

Nomar returns Sox lose to A's

Nomar returned to Fenway for the 1st time since being traded in 2004 and i turned on the radio just in time to hear the loud ovation he got from the crowd. Gaelen and Gamma were at the game and called me a few times. It was not a good game, only 2 hits for the Sox as Smoltz pitched his way yo his 2nd loss in 3 starts. Final score 6-0 and a one game lead over the Yanks.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Red Sox drop 2 0f 3 to Mariners

The Sox slumped over the weekend losing 7-6in 11 innings and then 3-2 in 9 before winning the third game 8-4. We were at the permaculture convergence so I missed most of the losses but got to listen to Sunday's win back home and was thrilled to hear Pedrioa smack his 3rd homer of the year!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Red Sox Take 2 of 3 from Orioles

Julio Lugo drove in the winning run in the top of the 11th with a single completeing a 4 run comeback to win 6-5 the day after the bullpen blew a 10-1 lead to give the Sox their biggest heartbreaking loss of the season 11-10. I thought I was past getting mad about losses but that one hurt, so much that I resolved not to listen to the begiining of the rubber game and ended up missing it all as it was a 1:35pm start and I thought it was a night game.

Jacoby scored the winning run in this one, he hit a homer in the big loss game.

Paplebon passed Bob Stanley to become the Red Sox all time saves leader, shows how big Pap is for the Sox because I remember Stanley SUCKING back in the 80's, hated when he came into a game with the lead because more often than not he blew it.

The Sox won the 1st game of the series 4-0 with Lester getting the win

The Sox are 2.5 games up on the Yanks and 5 on the Rays who are playing better ball.