Last night, the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 3-1, breaking a 5-game losing skid. Brad Penny won, and became 7-4, he got his first win in his last 6 games. His ERA is a high but respectable 4.71. In this game the Orioles scored first to make 1-0, then Varitek got an RBI single, and Lowrie had a Sac Fly. Then, the Sox scored once more and coasted to a victory with kind of a rough ninth. The Orioles had the bases loaded with one out but they got it of it successfully. Unfortunately the Yankees also beat the A's 8-3, so the Sox are 56-39 and 2.5 games behind the Yankees. I am sorry again, I have to go to camp for two weeks, but after that I should have my blog back in full business. I will have to do a Triple Player of the Week so who wins that, gets a big lead and 3 trophies.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Yesterday the Sox fell 2-4 to Texas and the Yankees won, moving the Sox to 2nd Place in the bouncy AL East. The Sox are also on a 4-game losing skid. (their longest of the season) But, a new first baseman could help a bit earlyin the second half. That new first baseman is Adam LaRoche, formerly of the Pirates is a power-hitting first baseman. He is hitting .247 with 12 homers, and 40 RBIs. The Sox also acquired Chris Duncan from the Cardinals as they traded Julio Lugo, Duncan is batting .227, with 5 homers, and 32 RBIs. The Sox play tonight against the Rangers at 8:05 ET on ESPN, trying to avoid their first sweep of the season. Tim Wakefield has been placed on the DL with a back injury, so Clay Buchholz will be filling himin in the rotation, and he is pitching tonight. I hope they avoid their first sweep!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The Sox only played one series this week, what with the All-Star break. It was not exactly a good one either, as they dropped it to the Blue Jays 1-2. Also bad news, is the Yankees swept the Tigers, and now the Sox are 55-36 and only 1 game ahead of the Yankees. But one more bright spot for the Sox is David Ortiz, who has won 5 straight Player of the Week awards, and is tied with Bay. This week he had 0 homers and 3 RBIs. Another bright spot is Jed Lowrie who came back on Saturday and hit a homer in his first game since April 11th. Next week, the Sox play 3 game series' in Texas, and abck in Fenway against Baltimore.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Last night, the Sox went on to win, 4-1, Clay Buchholz, a man who has really bounced around in the last few years. Last night he earned the win, and is 1-0 on the season. He allowed 1 run through 5.2 innings. Last year, he was 2-9, the year before, he was 4-1, with a no-hitter. Last night was really just a reward for his patience and to give the Sox' rotation a break, but he devoured it! (which turned out to be a very big fluke!) The Sox are now 55-34, and 3 games ahead of the Yankees in the AL East. The Sox just had a great start to the second half! They have a 4-game win streak too! Go Sox!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Yesterday, the American League finished off the National League in the 2009 All-Star Game for their 13th straight victory. The Red Sox had some contributions in this. For one thing, Closer, Jonathan Papelbon got the win for them, and in the first inning, Jason Bay, loaded the bases on a single, setting up for Josh Hamilton's RBI. This really was a great game, 4-3 was the score and Mariano Rivera saved the game, getting his 4th All-Star Game save, which moved him past Dennis Eckersly (Red Sox & A's great) for the best alll-time. On friday, season play resumes as the Sox face the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I have been away so once again we have a Double Player of the week, and once again it is David Ortiz. Big Papi is really on a comeback surge and he had 4 homers and 11 RBIs over the last 2 weeks. He now has 4 awards, 1 less than Jason Bay. Papi also led the Sox to a 8-5 record over these weeks as they won 2-1 against the Orioles, and A's, went 1-2 against the Mariners, and went 3-1 against the Royals. To top of the week, today Josh Beckett beat the Royals 6-0 earning his 100th career win. The Sox are now 54-34 and 2.5 games over the Yankees. The All-Star selections have also been made: Dustin Pedroia, Jason Bay, Kevin Youkilis, Tim Wakefield, Josh Beckett, and Jonathan papelbon all made it!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Today, the Red Sox beat the Orioles 6-5 and won their 7th straight series. Their 6th straight winning 2-1. Pictured right is someone who has not been pictured in my blog yet, reliever Ramon Ramirez, who got the win to make him 5-2. The Sox are now 48-30 and 3 games ahead of the Yankees, who are playing the mariners tonight. Today's game really was amazing as the Red Sox really showed the O's how it felt with a rally. Losing 5-1 in the 9th, when Kevin Youkilis hit a bomb and made it 5-3. Then, with the bases loaded, Rocco Baldelli hit a 2-run single. Then, Julio Lugo singled to bring home Jacoby Ellsbury in the 11th. Beckett had a terrible game, going 7 innings and giving up 5 runs. This is a great year for the Sox! By the way, I am sory but I am away from home again until the 11th so there will probably be another double Player of the week after that.