Mark Teixeira is sitting again today while Jon Lester looks to continue his resurgence. Teixeira is only 10/40 lifetime with one hr against Lester, whereas Swisher has hit him well. David Phelps gets another start in place of Sabathia, who isn’t eligible for activation until Thursday. Comment away.
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Mid-August rivalry action may not mean as much in the standings right now, but one never knows, does one? Franklin Morales and Phil Hughes are the pitchers as the greatest rivalry in the game continues tonight at Yankee Stadium. Lineups follow, comment away.
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
The Sox send Clay Buchholz to the mound, tasked with holding the Orioles in check while hoping for more offense tonight. Last night saw Aaron Cook’s game fall apart in one inning, but the Sox’ bats didn’t help as much as they should have. This time they will see Chris Tillman at Camden Yards hoping to take the final game after dropping the first two. This game, then up the road to Yankee Stadium tomorrow night. Comment away.
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
“Everybody’s talking at me. I don’t hear a word they’re saying, only the echoes of my mind.”
Bobby V. can’t get Harry Nilsson unstuck from his lobes. In the mean time, Aaron Cook faces the Orioles at Camden with Miguel Gonzalez on the mound for Baltimore.
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
The Red Sox hit the road with their first stop in Baltimore to face the team directly ahead of them in the standings. Josh Beckett got clobbered his last time out, and hasn’t had an effective start since mid July. Wei-Yin Chen was creamed by the Royals last time he held the rock; he’s had a decent season against the Sox, holding them to one run over seven in his last outing. Comment away.
Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Saturday, August 11th, 2012
Friday, August 10th, 2012
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Boston scores a lot of runs. Texas scores more, and last night’s 10-9 loss by Boston encapsulates the frustration faced by Boston, whose 551 runs are a Major-Leagues second best but what have resulted in a losing record and a fourth-slot in the AL East. Cleveland finally won a game — against the Twins — after dropping 11 straight. Tonight, Felix Doubront is at the Jake for Beantown, while Ubaldo Jimenez gets the start for the Tribe. Johnny Damon, who was DFA’d last Friday, was given his release by Cleveland.
Lineups follow, comment away.
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Ryan Dempster gets his second career start on the junior circuit since coming over from the Cubs at the trade deadline. Epstein gave up who was by far and away the Cubs best starter for decent-hitting minor-league third-base sieve Christian Villanueva and right-handed back-end prospect Kyle Hendricks, no doubt just so that Texas would beat Boston on this day.. or something. Jon Lester pitched well in a loss to Minnesota his last time out, going eight innings while giving up only three earned. Comment away.
Monday, August 6th, 2012
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
King Felix is holding the Yankees scoreless in a game already two-thirds over, while Boston seeks to find some way to beat the Testy Twins with Clay Buchholz on the mound at Fenway. Comment away on your baseball or olympics action as the entire country tries to beat the heat.
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Rick Porcello dressed in yellow
Come pitch to me you fine fellow
Sorry, I truly have no idea what I am doing. Boston’s won four straight and send Aaron Cook to the mound. The Sox are up with something to prove, so just don’t stand there, bust a .. comment or something.
Monday, July 30th, 2012