Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sox Recap - game from September 25th, 2009

OH, THAT HURTS !!!!!!!!

THE Nation collectively held their breath last night... the silence was deafening... you know what I mean, as Red Sox ACE, Jon Lester rolled around on the Yankee Stadium ground in extreme pain...

Lester took a line shot to the leg. In what originally appeared to be direct hit on the knee (or side of the knee), the official report is.... X-Rays negative... contusion to the right quad (uh front thigh) ...


As deafening as the silence was, it was nothing compared the roar of the sigh of relief exhaled by the Nation at the news that it was "just" a bruise... always prepared for the worst, a direct shot to the knee-cap could have literally crippled a pitcher, obviously ending this kid's future Hall of Fame career...

Although, this still must be a painful injury.... deep thigh bruises can linger for months (TRUST me !!!) and remember, for a southpaw, the right leg is a pitcher's landing leg... you do the motion and see how much strain is put on YOUR quads....

Lester later stated that he will NOT miss his next start on Tuesday... I'd be willing to bet Tito has something else to say about that as Jonny appears to be the #1 starter for the post season... and I'll ALSO bet ice sales are WAY up in the Bronx today !!!

I will NEVER cease to be amazed at the mentality of Yankers fans... reading a thread on where several were actually applauding Lester's injury... obviously feeling that with Lester out of the line-up, the Bronx Bummers MAY have a thread of hope of beating our Beantown Bombers in the playoffs !!!! Nuf Ced

Heartbeat back to normal, last night's contest was ugly on many levels.... Joba the HUTT (insert finger down throat NOW!!) was on the mound for the Yanks, which SHOULD have been a good thing for our boys.. but with Lester getting lit up early and our bats SILENT, the Evil Empire jumped out to an early 5-1 when Lester went down in the 3rd...

The bullpen, called into action early, again provided little to no relief, as the Sox' bats woke up from their nap and tried to scrap their way back into the contest... Hmmm, Lester gave up 5 runs.... the final was 9-5, Yankers.... any rocket scientists out there ?!?!?!?!?

VMart collected 2 hits, including a solo shot in the 4th - hitting streak ???? a career high 24 games... and I apologize for not doing the calculations sooner... BUT.... with ONLY 9 games left in the regular season.... again Google the Little Professor !!! (or click that link)... I wonder if they count post season games... they do in MY book... NUF CED

Big Papi hit bomb number 27 in the 6th and had 3 RBI - total now.... 94 !!!! 30/100 may only be a few days away !!!! hmmmmm, reminds me of something I read...

And the Sox scored 2 more runs in the 8th to make the game close right??? WRONG !!!! While the offense was TRYING to chip away at that early lead, the Yanks were out-hitting AND out-running the Sox all over Yankee Stadium... are you [freaking] kidding me?!?!?! 7... SEVEN stolen bases ????

I love ya Tek, BUT.......... I know, I know, I know... 90% of the time, a runner steals a base off of the pitcher, but 7 steals off 4 pitchers ???? there's only 1 common denominator there, big guy !!!!!!!!! Nuf Ced

Anyway... Dice-K... Diceman... or Andrew Dice Clay takes the hill today for the Sox against CC SaFATTYa... here's to hoping we don't witness a comedy of errors !!!!

And here's a little tidbit to all you Sox fans that think Tito "packed it in" last night and the Sox are settling for 2nd place... the Red Sox notoriously don't give a rat's [butt] about Division titles, no matter how much we want them to - think about 2004. The focus is to make it to the "dance" - which is all but in the bag !!!

It's a long season and like clockwork, unless ABSOLUTELY necessary, the Sox historically rest the "regulars" at the end of the season so they are as healthy as possible for the play-offs... a Division Title with a banged up and ailing starting line-up does no good. This season will be no different - they will field the best line-up possible for the play-offs. Have faith - Tito has brought 2 titles to your lives.... Nuf Ced

Thanks for stopping in for a visit. It's just my opinion, so please PAHDON it. Y'all come back now, ya heah !! Nuf Ced


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Man that really sux about the sox, was watching the game, a little consolation prize for you here.

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