Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sox Recap - game from August 29th, 2009

OR... WHAT THE BUCH !!!!!

If you look at last night's score, you might think it was a pitcher's duel at the Fens.... If you watched last night's game, you know the opposite is true... and you watched.... waiting for the Blue Jays to make the Sox pay for their inability to score runs....

But THAT opportunity NEVER came as Sox young gun, Clay Buchholz, continued his total dominance over Toronto going 8-1/3 (OBVIOUSLY, you should have left Clay in there Tito) scattering 3 hits, giving up 1 run (well, Oki let THAT runner score) and punching out 9....

Let's see, Clay has 3 wins this year... ALL 3 against Toronto.... with a 1.35 ERA !!! Hmmmmm, I wonder if Buchy can pitch against the Blue Jays 18 times next year.... Nuf Ced

Buchy DID have "no hit" stuff last night (YES DeCAF... I uttered that phrase, AGAIN!!!!)... and although THAT didn't happen... he "Wook(ed) Mahvelous" on the mound... every pitch was working and working WONDERFULLY... just ask Jose Bautista who nearly ended up on his keester when Clay snapped off a curve ball over the inside corner for a called 3rd strike... rumor has it that Bautista was seen heading to the clubhouse for a change of clothes after that one...

At 108 stitches (uh, PITCHES) or so (ok, he was only at 107 but...) and ONE runner on in the 9th !!!!! Tito decided to let the 'pen preserve this gem....

"UH OH !!!!!!!!!!!" (Oki).... a move that proved to be "brilliant" NOOOOOOOOOOOT !!!! Oki promptly served up 2 base-hits (to the ONLY 2 batters he faced !!!) And suddenly I was on the edge of my seat.... or my sanity... as the score was now 3-2...Sox....

Enter Jonathon Papelbon... or Mighty Mouth (uh, mouse?) !!!!

who came to save (#32) the day... and Oki's "バトック" in the process.... uh ButtOX (love that movie - hmmmmm, new "nicky" for Paps ?!?!?!) Boy, I hope that translation is correct (2 translators came up with that) or I may just be saying sayonara !!!! Nuf Ced

Anyway, this game could have and should have been a blowout by our boys, banging out 10 hits, waiting patiently for 6 free passes and Youk and JBay each took one for the team...18 base runners and only 3 runs.... not exactly an offensive explosion !!! Nuf Ced

The top of the line-up accounted for 7 of their 10 hits... led by Pedey (3 hits, the game's first rbi and a walk) and Jacoby (2 hits - a double AND a triple - but I'm SURE he could have had an inside-the-pahkah !!!)... hmm, that's starting to sound pretty familiar.. KEEP IT UP boys !!!!! Did SOMEONE make a prediction about these 2 table-setters ?!?!?!?! Nuf Ced

VMart (with game-winning rbi - on a bases loaded WALK), Youk (plus the HBP), Mikey Lowell, JD (plus 2 walks) and GONZO (and an rbi) all chipped in with a hit apiece.... JBay had no base-hits but DID get uh, hit... BY A PITCH... and walked twice...

The Evil Empire continued to win and stay light years ahead of our warriors... Texas ate the Twinkies last night and won... lead in the wild card remains 2-1/2...

A Byrd on the hill.... Yup, Byrd is the word this afternoon in Beantown.... NOOOO, not Larry Legend... PAUL Byrd.. as previously reported, earlier this month, the Sox plucked Byrd out of the retirement that they sent him into after last season... and before you get your undies in a bunch, Byrd is a quality 5 or 6 inning pitcher... usually allowing only 2 or 3 runs, certainly giving the team a chance at a win... was THAT a prediction ?!?!?! They just can't squander scoring opportunities against Halladay... Nuf Ced

Although Jonny Lester was scheduled to (out) duel Doc Halladay today, Les has been bumped to Tuesday due to Wake being locked up.... UHHHHHHHHH, due to Wake's back locking up AGAIN after his comeback stint the other night... Timmy, the front situation (uh, beer-belly) isn't helping the back situation dude... just saying... bottom's up !!!!!!!!!

Further "complications" incurred as the Sox sent Taz 3 rungs down the ladder to the SINGLE A Gulf Coast League... yikes, OBVIOUSLY you're only as good as your last outing... but welcome to the Red Sox "amateur" league, kaonajimi !!!! Nuf Ced

As always.... it's been real..... it's been fun..... and it really has been lots of fun !!!!!

-Nuf Ced

3 comments:

therealbobthought said...

lol sorry lol

Chris Mollo said...

I'm glad that the Sox are doing the right thing with The Buch and that is not blowing his arm out at a young age. They're famous for ruining young arms but I think maybe the've learned their lesson. They're taking it nice and easy with Buch and in a year or two, this guy is going to pull a C.Y. - "Nuf Ced"

Tricia said...

I know nothing about baseball but the way you tell it, you make it sound interesting. ;)

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