Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

Why do injuries during interleague play annoy me more than during regular play?

As of 10:30 this morning I have no idea if Velazquez is getting called up but it's a good possibility.  Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission.

As of 10:30 this morning I have no idea if Velazquez is getting called up but it's a good possibility. Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission.

So THIS is the game I’m able to stay up for?

Sox and Rays lose, Yanks win and the Sox are out 3 games this morning.  More upsetting is that Dustin Pedroia injured himself in the game and left the park on crutches.  Initial tests were negative and they’ll be doing more today but it’s a good bet we’ll probably be seeing Gil Velazquez before this trip is over.

June 26 and three games behind with all of the injuries that have hit this team, I’ll take it right now.

In a quote that seems quite unlike Dustin Pedroia, he said he’d be treating his foot in this way:  “ice, elevate it and pray”.  Whether you believe in prayer or honor the Flying Spaghetti Monster, if you’re a Red Sox fan, any positive vibes you can send out to Dustin would work for me.

Red Sox go up against a rookie pitcher today in Madison Bumgarner.  They counter with Clay Buchholz at 7pm ET on Fox.  Yes, once again, Fox messes up Saturday evening baseball for those who aren’t Giants or Red Sox fans or for Giants and Sox fans out of the market.  The only thing baseball-related that I want more than another Red Sox World Series is for the end of the contract between MLB and Fox Sports.

Edwin Jackson made the night not a total wreck by throwing a no-hitter against his former team, the Tampa Bay Rays.  Arizona Diamondbacks fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about and for nine innings and 149 pitches (holy cow!) Edwin gave them a lot to be happy about.  Congratulations, Edwin.  I guess this really is the year of the pitcher!

Maybe tonight will bring us good news about Pedie and a win?  Both would be quite welcome.

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June 26, 2010 - Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. The answer to your question in your title can be encapsulated in one name: Chien-Ming Wang. Thankfully we didn’t have a pitcher-baserunning mishap, but all the same, interleague injuries are irritating.

    FOX is screwing me up today – I was totally expecting a 4pm game, which I would be able to receive the bulk of before work tonight, now I won’t be able to see a lick of it. ::feebly shakes fist at FOX::

    Comment by Stephen | June 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Angel Sanchez instead of Gil Velazquez and Pedroia down with a fractured foot. Guh.

      Comment by Cyn | June 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. DOH! I hope I didn’t jinx Buchholz! GAH!!!

    Comment by Stephen | June 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Your comment was the first thing I thought of when it happened…

      Comment by Cyn | June 27, 2010 | Reply

  3. I blame Lydia, she broke him. She was at the game, right? 😉

    Comment by Stephen | June 27, 2010 | Reply


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