Happy Saturday Maineiacs! Lovely day here in Maine, a fine one to be at camp (Barry) or at your 10th year HS Reunion (Brandon), also a fine day to play a couple of girls basketball games in the sweltering gym at Erskine Academy (Me). Anyways, here are some random thoughts that have occurred in the last 24 hours or so.
First the Sox have DFA'D Darnell McDonald to make room for Josh Beckett to pitch this evenings contest. Best of luck to DMac, as despite his ability on the field always seemed like a good guy.
Secondly, what a performance last night by Aaron Cook outstanding! 81 pitches on his way to a 2 hit shutout, a joy to watch and still hit the sack by 12:30. Granted it was the punchless Mariners but Cook probably threw the same pitch (sinker) 75 times last night.
While on the starting pitching front, I read on MLB Trade Rumors last night that RHP Brandon McCarthy of the Oakland A's might be available at the trade deadline for a decent asking price. Granted he is currently on the DL and has never fully lived up to his potential in the bigs, but still I thought this might be a good move for the Sox to look into to come late July. Nick Cafardo also proposed on the Globe website trading Jon Lester and Jacoby Ellsbury for Felix Hernandez. I would might make that deal, but that is probably just the hangover effect from King Felix's domination of the Sox on Thursday night and the fact that Lester and Ellsbury have been underwhelming and injured.
I guess that is all for now, let's hope the Sox keep it rolling tonight in Seattle.