Thursday, June 28, 2012

6/28 West Coast Trip Red Sox vs. Mariners

Hello Red Sox fans!  Tonight the Sox start a seven-game West Coast swing at Safeco Field in Seattle.  The Red Sox will look to keep their winning ways alive as they roll into the great Northwest riding an 11-3 streak.  Tonight the Beantowners throw surprising success story Franklin Morales (1-1, 3.12 ERA) onto the Hill of Thrills against slightly-underachieving-but-still-scary Felix Hernandez (5-5, 3.36 ERA).  Here is tonight's Sox lineup:

Nava LF
La Luna 2B
Papi DH
Salty Dog C
Gonzo 1B
Willie Middle 3B
Big Pimpin' Ross RF
Big 'ol Mr. Ka-lish CF
Aviles SS

One more note:  Big Papi David Ortiz is sitting on 399 career home runs.  It would have been nice to see him get #400 at home, but let's hope he now gets it on the road trip.

If you're staying up to watch this one on the east coast, leave your comments below!

33 comments:

  1. Who else is up in RSM county, not really big enough to be considered a nation yet?

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    1. At last check we are one tweeter follower short of the century mark!!

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    2. Scratch that we've picked up 2 followers in the last 90 minutes or so, up to 101!!!

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  2. Let's jump all over the M's early and often tonight, even though King Felix is on my fantasy team. Thoughts on the Celtics draft picks of Sullinger and Fab Melo?

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  3. I'm up!! And hoping our Venezuelan pitches better than their Venezuelan! I love the Sullinger pick as long as he stays healthy and I don't love Melo, but he is a 7 footer and they don't grow on trees. It's always good to get bigger.

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  4. I'm up in Augusta! Frankkklin Morales is frigging incredible! Who is this f***ing guy? Love it!

    I'm with Barry on the C's. I think Sullinger at 21 is a great pick. Guy was assured to be a top 3-5 pick coming into this year. Very skilled offensively. Will have a chip in his back....err...on his shoulder.

    Fab Melo looks like he has the IQ of a TV tray and is badly in need of a dentist. But I guess as long as he can rip down some boards and block some shots and keep KG's knees from getting banged up, what the hell.

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    1. Agree that Melo looks about as smart as a bag of hammers which is surprising because Ainge is into the wunderlic type test for the NBA and he is close with the Dr. who invented the test. So maybe Melo is smarter than he looks or maybe Ainge gambled on his size. Time will tell...

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    2. Did either of you see Andy Katz's slip up when discussing Sullinger's bulging discs? Classic, go to lost letterman.com

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    3. I'm assuming he left out the first "s"? I was watching live and I thought I heard him say that, but it wasn't obvious to me.

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    4. Upon further review it was quite obvious

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    5. It would be pretty hard to run the floor with the medical condition Katz referred to.

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  5. If we keep up this pace we might all be in bed by 12:30. 0-0 after 2 innings.

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  6. Just read a BleacherReport article on possible trades for Zack Greinke, they listed him to the Sox for Ranaudo, Iglesias, and Bradley with a slim to none chance of happening. Thoughts?

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    1. My first reaction is no thank you. I don't think Greinke would be the type to thrive in a big market like Boston. I don't want to trade Bradley, but maybe Ranaudo and Iglesias. Any truth to the rumor that sox prospect RHP Matt Barnes left his start after the first inning tonight? Injury??

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    2. I heard Barnes threw 32 pitches in the 1st inning, and the Red Sox have some kind of rule against their minor league pitchers throwing more than 30 in an inning so they yanked him after 1. Can't confirm that though.

      I wouldn't do that deal. No way. Bradley is lined up to be our starting CF in 2014. We need him as Ellsbury insurance. I would trade Iglesias, especially with Marrero and the Taiwanese SS we signed today. I wouldn't want to part with Ranaudo really, but for Greinke I may make an exception. I don't think Greinke would do well in Boston long term, but for he would be the best pitcher they could get for the stretch run this year.

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    3. Jackie had 2 more hits tonight for the Dogs, 5 multi-hit games in 8 total at AA

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    4. Brandon that makes sense with Barnes. I hope that's all it is. I agree with the trading of Iglesias since we seem to have some SS depth in the system now and the guy we just took out of Arizona St. may rise quickly. Greinke probably will be the best available SP so we don't want to fall into that trap of giving up too much just because he is the best of a lackluster group.

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    5. I am not opposed to trading Iglesias, who had a single tonight for his first hit since coming off DL, but I agree Barry that I would not mortgage the future for Greinke because he is the best available. Especially considering that Greinke probably would never sign here long term and probably be a bust in the bright lights of Boston.

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  7. How big of a joke is all-star voting? The Red Sox official twitter account was re-tweeting fans today saying things like, "Just voted for all Red Sox on like 200 straight all-star ballots! lol!! :)" If that's the system we have nationwide to determine the lineups for the teams that play for world series home field advantage, something is terribly wrong.

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  8. Man, when King Felix is on, he is almost unhittable. He is the guy we should try to get at the deadline this year.

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  9. Anyone else worried that if Morales is still pitching when this game approaches midnight that he will turn into a pumpkin?

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  10. That's a new way of picking someone off first base

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  11. Man, Adrian Gonzalez's year is going so badly that he can't even catch pickoff throws. This miss almost kills Gutierrez.

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    1. I like that move by Morales. It sends a message to the other team that if you get a hit off me I'm going to drill you in the face ;) (That's what Gutierrez gets for catching Pedey's ball in the gap earlier in the game too)

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  12. Preparation H should call up Eric Wedge to be their spokesperson. He looks like he is in constant need of their product.

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    1. Maybe that's why he never sits down?

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    2. The way he is always wriggling his nose annoys me to no end.

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  13. File this under "hilarious when it happens to someone else": http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/COACH-NUTSHOT.gif

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    1. Brandon you should tweet that video out

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    2. Not only did the coach take a nut shot he also cost his team a run!

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  14. Celtics take Syracuse SF Kris Joseph in the second round. Let's hope he can help motivate Fab Melo and not be his hangout buddy.

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  15. And again, Gonzalez cannot catch the ball at 1B. I'm hitting the sack after this half inning. Here's hoping the Sox' bats come to life in my sleep.

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