Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

One Day More (and then no more interleague!)

This man is the MVP of our bullpen right now.  Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission.

This man is the MVP of our bullpen right now. Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission.

Reading various game threads AFTER the fact last night, this comment from the Sons of Sam Horn game thread is my favorite:

Well, that was painless.

Ellsbury, Cameron, Hermida, Beckett, Matsuzaka, Lowell, Pedroia have all seen time on the DL this season. When Clay Buchholz came up lame yesterday I swear I saw the entire season flash before my eyes.  Sure Lowell and Hermida aren’t starters (although, due to Ellsbury and Cameron being out, Hermida was forced into a starting role for a while) but every injury has an impact on the team.  Which is why I don’t think anyone is complaining about the Sox sitting two games out of first place right now.  With the injuries and the horrific April this team had two games out of first is sitting damn pretty.

I know losing Pedroia is a tremendous blow to the team and the idea of the team without him makes my stomach hurt.  Having written that, the Sox just won a game by two runs using 7 pitchers out of the bullpen.  This team has the wherewithal to win.   Scott Atchison deserves a special mention for coming up big for the team…yet again.   His contributions recently have been life-savers.

4:05pm ET start time for today’s final (thank you, Lord) game of interleague play.    The Freak versus The Mad Bobcat Murderer…promises to be a fun game!

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June 27, 2010 - Posted by | 2010 | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I’m right there with you, Cyn. Hate interleague (except at Fenway).

    And the folks on the DL HAVE to be getting better soon, right???

    Comment by becks | June 27, 2010 | Reply

  2. Abraham wrote on today’s game this ditty:
    Unsung hero: Scott Atchison’s last five appearances: 12.1 innings, 9 hits, 4 earned runs, 4 walks, 11 strikeouts. The Sox have won four of those games.

    The Freak vs The Mad Bobcat Murderer LOL!!

    Comment by Tex19 | June 27, 2010 | Reply


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