Sunday, April 21, 2013

Red Sox vs Royals Game 2 Live Chat 4-21-13

The Red Sox Maineiacs are chatting live during game 2 of tonight's doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals!
Here are tonight's lineups:

Boston Red Sox (12-5)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Daniel Nava RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Mike Napoli 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia DH
Mike Carp LF
David Ross C
Pedro Ciriaco SS

Kansas City Royals (9-7)
Alex Gordon LF
Alcides Escobar SS
Billy Butler DH
Eric Hosmer 1B
Lorenzo Cain CF
Mike Moustakas 3B
Jeff Francoeur RF
George Kottaras C
Elliot Johnson 2B


  1. Ok, which one of our Maineiacs correspondents is willing to drive to Portland tonight to watch John Lackey's rehab start?? Brandon and JRod are the closest. JRod has more freedom than Brandon. What do you say JRod? Road Trip?

  2. Thoughts on the fast start by the Colorado Rockies

    As NL East correspondent I not only predicted that the Rockies would be terrible, but made a point of it. Now they have the best record in baseball at 13-5 and are leading the division. Now the question is, do I back of my emphatic Rockies bashing while I still can. The answer is no, I am not buying this.

    Before I give my reasons why, I’ll say this: I hope I am wrong. I like Denver. I like Coors Field. I like a lot of the Rockies team. I hate purple … but I’ll let it go. This division will be a LOT more exciting if the Rockies contend. The problem is I don’t think it’s sustainable. Chacin, Tulo, and Cargo won’t stay healthy (Chacin is already going to miss his next 1 or two starts with an oblique) and De La Rosa is bound to hit the wall coming back from a major injury. I think Dexter Fowler is great. I think this is going to be a breakout year, but his numbers so far this year are ridiculous.

    The Rockies are now 11-1 against the Brewers, Padres and Mets, and the sweep of the Mets was in crazy Denver snow and cold. They are 8-1 at home. The home field advantage here is a weird one. The combination of the altitude, cold snowy springs, and hot as hell the rest of the time doesn’t really help the Rockies, but what it does is make things unpredictable at times. It makes some games a coin flip even when the Rockies are playing a superior team and a superior pitcher. I saw Lincecum here twice when he was still a really good pitcher and he looked really frustrated. One game was a 90 degree night where every long pop up seemed to leave the yard and the other was 25 with blowing snow and he just looked uncomfortable.

    Again, I hope I am wrong, but I still think they stink. They got swept in SF last week and it’s only a matter of time before the Giants catch up and pass them, as well as AZ and LA for that matter. This year reminds me of my first season here, 2011, when there were actually high expectations after Tulo and Cargo had MVP caliber years and Ubaldo had a Cy Young caliber year. The Rockies started 11-2 and finished April 17-8 … they went 8-21 that May it’s been horrid since.

    Ugh, way too much time spent thinking about this. I can’t wait til my time as NL West correspondent is over. I’ve enjoyed paying $4 to see every good pitcher that comes to town (Lincecum twice, Kershaw twice, Bumgarner, Hamels twice, Lee, Strasburg etc…) but I’m ready to overpay at Fenway.

    1. Plenty of seats available at Fenway tonight. It's cold and around 40 degrees and very, very empty.

      Cory, I agree on the Rockies and tend to think that the 2011 comparison is very likely to repeat itself. They may not go 8-21 this May, but they are the beneficiaries of a weak schedule.