Wednesday, June 20, 2012

6/20 Red Sox Look for Four in a Row vs. Marlins

I am writing this post during the 4th inning with the Red Sox ahead 7-4.  It is very late to be called a pre-game preview post, but I wanted a place to leave comments about tonight's game, so here it is.  Tonight the Red Sox are going for their fourth win in a row and sixth in their last seven games.  We're off to a good start.  This outfield of Nava-Kalish-Ross is not quite what was expected in March, but it is kind of exciting.  Ross had tonight's big hit - a three-run double off the Monster, and Kalish beat out an infield single for an RBI.

Leave your game comments below and let's hope for the fourth win in a row!

16 comments:

  1. Just as I posted this game thread Papi goes deep for a Grand Salami! This game is busted open - 11-4!

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  2. Also, before Papi's Salami, Gonzo absolutely smoked a rope single to right. He was right on the screws. Let's hope that's a little glimmer of hope. While we would like to see him hitting doubles and homers, just seeing him right on the nuts is a nice sign.

    And as I'm writing this, another Sox home run! Salty Dog! Good god, I need to keep writing apparently. Who is this Hatcher clown? He's getting destroyed. 12-4 Sox.

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  3. Okay, just looked up Chris Hatcher. Until 2011, he was a catcher in the minors, even made the Marlins for a few games in 2010. He hit .210 in the minors, so he switched to pitching full-time in 2011.

    I'm officially rooting for this guy. How often does someone switch from catcher to pitcher in his mid-20s?

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    1. and now we see why it doesn't happen often as he basically came in and pitched bp for the Sox.

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    2. Well, yeah. There's that :)

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  4. Ortiz has backed up his comments about "his clubhouse" with another hot streak and he had an amazing look of determination on his face when he crossed home plate after his grand salami. This guy is coming up huge!!

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    1. The foliage turns crimson in the fall, the Charles River flows to the sea, tourists follow the Freedom Trail, and Big Papi smokes dingers. Some things in Boston never change.

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  5. Doubront hasn't been real sharp tonight, but it's nice to see the offense backing him up. Let's save some runs for tomorrow night and sweep the Marlins.

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  6. Is it just me, or does Ryan Kalish's stance have a little Phil Plantier in it?

    http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/PhilPlantier.jpg

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  7. And a wild pitch ruins Papi's chance for two Salamis in two innings.

    Also, I forgot to include it in my post today, but I guess we now know how the Rays are able to pull relievers off the dung heap and get productive seasons out of them - they use the Eddie Harris method of doctoring the baseballs!

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    1. Let's hope it has more hits in it than Phil's did!! Phil's crouch was a little more pronounced than Kalish, but I do see some similarities in the way they hold the bat. P.S. I'm gonna go eat some peanuts.

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  8. Pine Tar sliders instead of jalapeno snot balls...damn that Joe Maddon is smart

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  9. According to twitter Clayton Mortensen and Daniel Bard were warming up in the bullpen at the same time. What kind of crack would you have had to been smoking to take that bet back in January? Clayton Mortensen warming up for the Red Sox and Daniel Bard warming up in the Pawtucket Red Sox bullpen...it really has been the craziest/most entertaining Red Sox season in a long time.

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    1. At this point, it sounds like a Saturday Night Live sketch. We should do a podcast or at the very least make a post about this: two guys sit around on April 1 and make up the most outlandish Sox predictions they could possibly come up with (Scott Podsednik will hit .400 for a stint for the Sox! Daniel Nava will be our best outfielder for a portion of May/June! Adrian Gonzalez will be regularly playing right field! and on and on)...only they all turn out to be true by June 20.

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  10. Daniel Bard blew a save chance tonight on two wild pitches...in AAA! No, really, I wish I was kidding. What has happened to you Daniel?

    "Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
    God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

    Lord I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so much"

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  11. On a happier note the Red Sox got a laugher of a win tonight 15-5. It was good to see the smiles in the dugout in the late innings. This type of win can do wonders for the clubhouse chemistry whether they need it or not it will be good for them. Hopefully they can keep it rolling tomorrow. Let's do a live chat tomorrow night!!

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