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Sox Continue To Roll Rangers Latest Beat Down Victims

Wow is there anything really to be said at this point ? The Red Sox are continuing to roll over everyone in their way without mercy. Over the weekend they swept the Texas Rangers in Texas to increase their lead in the east to 12.5 games. All of the haters out there can say it’s still early yadda, yadda but you know what the Yankees are not gonna catch the Sox. Look they are 12.5 games back and playing horrible baseball. The bullpen has been taxed to the max and that lineup full of all stars is not hitting the ball. To make matters worse for you Yankee fans is the wild card is a distant distant possibility at this point.

So what can we take from the Texas series ? Well lets see Manny is about to bust out on his routine year and Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis are continuing to produce at the plate. Toss in Coco playing some awesome defense in the field , Beckett coming off the DL and Pedroia gaining more confidence with every game and you got a team on a mission to take on and beat all comers.

CLE

Lee
2-1, 5.93

 

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BOS

Schilling
4-2, 3.94

Next Game: Mon., May 28 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
TV: NESN | Radio: WRKO 680, WROL (Sp.)

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Leyland Do You Give A Shit Now ?

Dice-K First comeplete game

The Sox beat the Tigers 7-1 in Dice-K’s first complete game of his MLB career. The Sox taxed the Tigers for 15 hits in the game and 4 runs in the eighth inning. I really don’t have much to say on this game but I will point out a concern. J.D. Drew had 3K’s in this Game…..3!!! This can’t happen especially when Trot is over on the Indians hitting up a storm. Look I know Drew is a talented player but we can’t have him breaking down and going into a drought this early in the season. Thats all I got for now. 8 Games up and counting …..Roger Who !

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Sox Ralley In Ninth To Beat O’s 6-5

The Boston Red Sox are the best late inning come from behind team in baseball hands down. The Sox scored 6 count em 6 runs in the bottom of the ninth to steal a win from the O’s who were up 5-0 going into the inning. If you would like to see proof of the late inning heroics check out this Link. The only other news of importance to come out of this game was Josh Beckett left the game in the fourth with a piece of skin hanging off the middle finger of his right hand. I am only hoping this is something minor and it won’t keep him out of his next start or longer.

DET

Robertson
3-2, 3.43

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BOS

Matsuzaka
4-2, 4.80

Next Game: Mon., May 14 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
TV: NESN | Radio: WRKO 680, WROL (Sp.)

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Lets Play Catch Up

Jays swept away

(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

The Red Sox are on fire and arguably the best team in baseball. Calm down Brewer fans I am sipping some of your Kool-Aid. I think your story is great for baseball right now in light of all the controversies going on. Lets be honest here kids the Red Sox out right owned the Blue Jays this past week. It was almost to the point of being unfair and oh yeah I’ll mention it again we are doing it with our two biggest bats just starting to warm up. Yankee fans can say what they want but lets be real here they have a very outside chance of sniffing the playoffs and if they do it’s gonna be through the wild card and to be honest that may even pass them by because you almost have to expect the wild card team is gonna come out of that central division right ? I know the White Sox and the Twins are under achieving right now but the way they came on late last season leads me to believe it’s going to be the same this season. I just don’t think the Yankees have the pitching power to get them through the tough late season games when they are tight.

Dice-K seems to have found his control in Toronto. He still walked 3 but he didn’t have his normal 1 inning meltdown in the game so thats a positive. Look it’s going to take Dice-K an entire season to acclimate to this league not to mention pitching in Fenway Park. The same way it took Josh Beckett a year to get used to the American League and Fenway Park it has to be evident Dice-K will need the same acclimation timetable. All you baseball fans out there can say he’s a bust
he’s another Hideki Irabu ect , ect , but lets just put this in perspective. There were 2 big name Japanese pitcher signings in the off season Dice-K and Igawa ( Yankees ) Igawa is currently on the Yankees single A team so what does that tell you about who is the bust.

Red Sox played the first in a three game series against the O’s last night losing 6-3 . If Willy Mo Pena expects more playing time then he is gonna have to improve his fielding 100% because it’s awful. I know I was a big supporter of the sit Coco Let Willy play movement because of the Coco’s struggles at the plate but who knew that would me the circus would be in the outfield ? This guy needs to be in the outfield shagging fly balls during batting practice or something if he wants to see some more playing time.

Thats all I got for right now Sox are beating down the O’s right now 10-4

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Bare Witness To The Maturation Of Josh Beckett ………Sox Win 9-2

If I told you at the end of last season to shake off Josh Beckett’s league leading 36 homers allowed because he’ll be 7-0 before the end of May next season you would tell me to lay off the Meth. We are witnessing the future of pitching in baseball evolve. Josh Beckett the young Texan fire baller won his 7th game of the season last night North of the Border in Toronto. Beckett went 7innings 1ER/R 5hits 1BB and 5K’s the earned run being a homer by Alex Rios on the very first pitch of the game. I’ve said it in earlier posts about Beckett he is finally using his other pitches effectively and not trying to blow everyone away with a 97MPH heater.

Beckett wasn’t the only story of the night for the Sox. The Red Sox bats came alive again with home runs from Youkilis , Lowell , Varitek , and Pedroia YEAH PEDROIA ! I’ll say it again to the non believers out there because it needs repeating…..THE RED SOX ARE DOING THIS WITH A COLD MANNY AND PAPI ! Can you just imagine the run support once those two get going ? Hats off to Francona for the job he is doing this season. Roger WHO !

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We Don’t Need Him

 LOSER !

So Roger Clemens is going to the Yankees all over again. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t upset initially but then it dawned on me we really don’t need Roger Clemens. I am completely happy with the team we have on the field. Look having Clemens in Boston would have been great for the fans and the city no doubt but honestly how much would it have helped out the Sox ? John Lester is making awesome progress in Pawtucket and should be back by the end of the month. I’d take a younger John Lester who can go more than 5 or 6 innings than a Roger Clemens that would struggle to get through 6.

Personally I believe 100% that Roger’s decision was 100% money based. It’s obvious if he wanted a chance at another ring the logical choice was the Red Sox. The Sox put up the runs and have quality relief pitchers to get to the closer Papelbon. If Roger honestly thinks he can trust that bullpen in New York then he is sorely mistaken. Mike Myers , Scott Proctor, Luis Vizciano come on are you serious ? Roger Clemens had the chance to go to Boston and right something that went so wrong so many years ago. He had the chance to come full circle and win a ring where it all started in Boston. Terry Francona said it best I like our team and I like our chances without Clemens.  This move means nothing it’s a small band aide to fill a gaping wound in that Yankee team and George is trying to throw money at it again.

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Beckett Gets 6th Call Coco the Glove Sox Win 6-4

Beckett

He’s on fire baby ! Josh Beckett became the first pitcher in the league to get 6 wins on the season beating Oakland 6-4. This is a new Josh Beckett we are seeing. He’s still the gladiator but he is controlling his emotions more this season. Last season Beckett would seem to melt down the minute a call didn’t go his way or if he gave up a long ball. This season he is Mr. Cool under pressure. Beckett went 7 innings giving up 6hits 3R/ER 2BB and 7K’s. What is helping Beckett this season is the fact he’s realized he doesn’t have to throw flames every single pitch. Beckett has been throwing the curve with authority this season just freezing batters at the plate.
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