Sunday, August 13, 2006

Red Sox Sweep Orioles

8/13/2006

The Boston Red Sox made the best of a beautiful day at Fenway by sweeping the Orioles. Jon Lester picked up the win today and Jonathan Papelbon picked up yet another save.

Manny Ramirez's hitting streak came to an end but I am pretty sure that everyone in Red Sox would have rather had the Red Sox win.

The Red Sox have been in a bit of a funk lately and it feels great to see a sweep. This ensures hope and faith throughout Red Sox Nation!

Lester picks up win #6 while striking out 3 and allowing 4 runs in 5.0 innings pitched. Lester allowed 1 home run (2 run shot by Patterson).

Kyle Snyder allowed 2 home runs, 1 by Kevin Millar and 1 by Roberts.

Papelbon picked up his 31st save, walking 2 and striking out 1 in 2/3rds innnings.

Papelbon's ERA is now at 0.90...








Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp,CF 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 .276
Loretta,2B 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 .303
Youkilis,1B 5 2 2 3 0 1 3 .292
Ramirez,DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .323
Pena,LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .318
Lowell,3B 3 2 1 4 1 0 2 .287
Cora,SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .282
Kapler,RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .241
Mirabelli,C 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .202
Totals 32 11 8 10 6 4 17

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (31, Cabrera).
HR: Lowell (14, 1st inning off Cabrera, 3 on, 2 out), Youkilis (12, 7th inning off Williams, 2 on, 0 out), Mirabelli (6, 8th inning off Chen, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crisp; Youkilis 6; Pena 2; Lowell 4; Cora; Mirabelli 4.
RBI: Lowell 4 (59), Kapler (8), Crisp (23), Youkilis 3 (57), Mirabelli (19).
2-out RBI: Lowell 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Kapler.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Youkilis (2, 2nd base by Cabrera/Hernandez).

FIELDING
E: Cora (5, fielding).
DP: (Loretta-Youkilis).

Up Next: Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers @ Fenway Park
Tickets: Fenway Ticket King or All Good Seats

Red Sox Sweep Orioles

8/13/2006

The Boston Red Sox made the best of a beautiful day at Fenway by sweeping the Orioles. Jon Lester picked up the win today and Jonathan Papelbon picked up yet another save.

Manny Ramirez's hitting streak came to an end but I am pretty sure that everyone in Red Sox would have rather had the Red Sox win.

The Red Sox have been in a bit of a funk lately and it feels great to see a sweep. This ensures hope and faith throughout Red Sox Nation!

Lester picks up win #6 while striking out 3 and allowing 4 runs in 5.0 innings pitched. Lester allowed 1 home run (2 run shot by Patterson).

Kyle Snyder allowed 2 home runs, 1 by Kevin Millar and 1 by Roberts.

Papelbon picked up his 31st save, walking 2 and striking out 1 in 2/3rds innnings.

Papelbon's ERA is now at 0.90...








Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp,CF 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 .276
Loretta,2B 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 .303
Youkilis,1B 5 2 2 3 0 1 3 .292
Ramirez,DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .323
Pena,LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .318
Lowell,3B 3 2 1 4 1 0 2 .287
Cora,SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .282
Kapler,RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .241
Mirabelli,C 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .202
Totals 32 11 8 10 6 4 17

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (31, Cabrera).
HR: Lowell (14, 1st inning off Cabrera, 3 on, 2 out), Youkilis (12, 7th inning off Williams, 2 on, 0 out), Mirabelli (6, 8th inning off Chen, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crisp; Youkilis 6; Pena 2; Lowell 4; Cora; Mirabelli 4.
RBI: Lowell 4 (59), Kapler (8), Crisp (23), Youkilis 3 (57), Mirabelli (19).
2-out RBI: Lowell 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Kapler.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Youkilis (2, 2nd base by Cabrera/Hernandez).

FIELDING
E: Cora (5, fielding).
DP: (Loretta-Youkilis).

Up Next: Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers @ Fenway Park
Tickets: Fenway Ticket King or All Good Seats

Red Sox Back on Track?

After a disgusting 5 game loosing streak, the Red Sox are on the BEST 2 game winning streak they have had all season.

Mission: Keep pace with the Yankees.

They were swept by the Royals and lost 2 of 3 against the Devil Rays... that should never happen.

Hopefully things will turn around and the Sox will get back to their winning ways for the rest of the season!

It's nice to see Kevin Millar again by the way.

GO SOX!

Tickets: Fenway Ticket King or Front Row King

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Red Sox Hurting in 2 Ways

The Boston Red Sox need a win... BADLY.

The Red Sox are now 2 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. They lost 2 of 3 against the Devil Rays and look to be struggling against the Royals.

The Sox could benefit from a win and maybe a little more time off. The Sox have great depth, but to an extent... You can only go so far before your entire AA team is in the majors... (joke).

Hopefully we will get to see Foulke, Wake and Clement back some time soon. They may not be super stars, but that will allow the roster to start returning to normal.

The Sox have seen 6 catchers this year: Varitek, Mirabelli, Lopez, Josh Bard, Ken Huckaby and Corky Miller. Some teams haven't had that many starting pitchers!

GO SOX!

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Delayed Update....

Sorry about the delay in updates.

All I have to say is, "How long before teams stop trying to strike out Papi in clutch situations?"

Thursday, July 27, 2006

NEW Red Sox Starting Pitcher!


This would totally kick ass....


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Papi's Mango Salsa!

Big Papi's Mango Salsa
  • 1 cup diced fresh mango
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers, drained & diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
PREPARATION:
Combine all ingredients and chill. Serve with tortilla chips, also is great over Salmon or Chicken.
Makes 1 1/2 cups of mango salsa.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Red Sox/Yankees Rivalry

OK Red Sox Fans, here's the deal;

It's a well known fact that the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees share one of the greatest sports rivalries of all time. With the Red Sox reversing the Curse of the Bambino in their 2004 World Series victory, Yankees fans were silenced and the Sox, after coming so close time and time again, secured their first World Series victory in 86 years.

It's also a fairly well known fact that the Yankees suck harder than your dad's shop-vac, not so much in their game as their attitude and approach to the game (*stillinsecondplace!!cough!cough!*). Here's my main problem; with a seemingly bottomless budget, the Yanks are essentially able to buy up any prospect they come across, regardless of the price tag they might carry (Too bad they didn't get Papelbon, bitches!). But isn't that like hiring ringers to help your team win....? Yeah, kinda.


Case in point, there is no other organization in baseball with as rich a history and as passionate a fanbase as the Boston Red Sox/Sox Nation. Sorry Yankees fans, your team just doesn't measure up. While I can admit to their being some historic moments in your teams history, the Yankee suck-factor has nothing to do with their athletic ability. Pro-athletes are pro-athletes, period. And I have the upmost respect for the dsicipline it takes for a player to reach that level. However, I have no respect with how the Yankees have carried themselves in the last few seasons; the infamous bout at the mound between Pedro and Zimmer, A-Rod's bitch slapping the ball from Arroyo's glove, as well as his getting OWNED by Varitek while attempting to rush the mound...

Seldom will you see a Red Sox player instigate a bench clearing brawl, or attempt to argue plays like the ones A-Rod acted like such a cry-baby bitch over. Regardless of individual instances of 'who's-to-blame', one thing is certain; there exists a lot of bad blood between these two teams, and the only thing that can fuel a rivalry this long-standing is straight up bad attitude. Forget about curses and stats, this rivalry is all about pride and credibility. The Red Sox and Yankees are both renowned for their ability to play the game, and they both are out to prove that they are baseball's best. As long as there's baseball, this rivalry will never die.

Feel like venting about your favorite Yankee suck moment? Do it here, just post a comment!

Who will win big this season.....?

As the All-Star Break wraps up, a lot of fans have started making predictions about who will recieve the biggest props at the end of the season; Does Papi have the big bat to surpass the 50 HR mark? Is Papelbon a real triple threat for Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year? Where will Manny end up next season? Here's your chance to make your best predictions for how the season will end up!

Copy the form below and re-post it with your votes, be sure to include why YOU think your picks should be top dogs in the AL East! Who is truly the best pitcher, hitter, infielder, outfielder? We leave it up to you...




With Ortiz's stellar hitting driving the Sox already intimidating offense, and Papelbon's unmatched intensity and velocity on the mound, the Sox are a very strong contender for the pennant this season. The Sox have dominated throughout the season, and with the second half of play underway, all eyes are on the Red Sox!



Who do YOU think will be.....?

AL East champ:
AL Central champ:
AL West champ:
AL Wildcard:

AL Cy Young:
AL Manager:
AL MVP:

NL East champ:

NL Central champ:
NL West champ:

NL Wildcard:

NL Cy Young:
NL Manager:
NL MVP:

NL Champion:
AL Champion:

World Series Champ:

Saturday, July 15, 2006

All Time WORST Defections

....And now the starting lineup for the New York Yankees.......in Center Field, Johnny Damon!

Hang on guys, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...OK, much better. But seriously, WTF is up with JD's departure from Boston?! My biggest question is how much $$$ it took for the Yankees to convince him to join? Scratch that, I'd rather not know, a sellout is a sellout. That's not just bad blood talking, even JD's former team-mates (even those who have since been traded to other teams) think he made the wrong choice.

In a press conference prior to his return to Fenway, Pedro Martinez expressed his opinion on "defecting to NY". The rivalry between the NY Mets and Boston Red Sox has always been a friendly one in comparison to that between the Sox and Yankees. On his return to Fenway, Pedro said the following in an interview with NESN;

"It's been two years, and I still feel like they miss me. And it's a mutual feeling. I saw 86 years of agony for the fans here. They were here every day. That's why they have so much of my respect. Whatever they do, I believe they are going to do it for one reason, from their hearts. If they cheer for me, I'll be happy."

When asked about what his feelings were about Damon's decision to play for the Yankees, Martinez replied with a laugh and a smile; "He went to the wrong uniform. Thank God I didn't have to make the same mistake." While Damon played a vital role in the Sox's '04 victory over the Yankees, to clinch the AL East Championship, upon his return to Fenway, he was greeted by the sound of boo's and "Hey Damon! You SUCK!" Another famous Boston-to-New York defector, Roger Clemens experienced a similar "welcome back" when he was traded to the Yankees from Toronto during the '99 MLB season.

Damon joins Clemens and (Wade) Boggs on the list of all time WORST Yankees defectors. Who do YOU think should be lowest (highest?) on the Red Sox all time shit-list?