Wednesday, June 6, 2012

6/6 Game 2 vs. Baltimore

The Red Sox (28-27) lost one of their most disappointing games of the year last night in game 1 of the series vs. the Orioles (31-24) and there's a long list to choose from.  Jon Lester has to improve.  He has been far from an ace so far this season.  Despite a clutch 2 run homer from Salty the Sox couldn't find a way to win this one.  If they are going to win the series than they need to win tonight's game.

The pitching matchup is RHP Josh Beckett (4-5, 4.26) vs. LHP Wei-Yin Chen (4-2, 3.75).  The Sox need Beckett to step up big tonight, just like Salty needs Sox fans to step up and vote for him in the All-Star balloting.  The line up tonight should look like this:

Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez RF
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
McDonald LF
Shoppach C
Podsednik CF

Beckett SP

Big win for the Celtics last night in Miami...Let's hope they close it out in game 6 on Thursday night!!

5 comments:

  1. Here is the actual lineup

    Aviles SS
    Pedroia 2B
    Youk 1B
    Ortiz DH
    Middlebrooks 3B
    Gonzalez RF
    Salty C
    McDonald LF
    Byrd CF

    Beckett SP

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  2. I just got home and turned on the TV. Looks like the Sox need a run against Johnson for the second night in a row. Otherwise, we're going to lose another tight one to the f'ing Orioles. I hate Baltimore. Lets-go-Sal-ty!!!

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  3. 0-5 against the Orioles at Fenway Park. Unbelievable.

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  4. After many years of dominating the Orioles it now appears as though the Orioles are going to be a thorn in our side this year (it really started at the end of last year). In the past there seemingly has always been one team in the division that we "should" beat but seem to struggle against. The Blue Jays and Rays each had a turn now it appears to be the Orioles.

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  5. After J. Johnson got the last out of the game last night, he looked like he was about as excited as a guy waiting for the "Walk" sign to cross a street. In other words, it was the least exciting thing in the world and they completely expect to beat the Sox every time they play now. Completely flipped from the last couple of years, until last September. We need to end this trend tonight.

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