This thread is late to dinner, and so is Kyle Snyder. He looks awful. Comment about the night’s atrocities here.
This game is the opposite of last night: slow, bad pitching (from the Sox, at least), no energy.
And Tito exhibits his anti-Torre tendencies, bringing Snyder back for the third, after getting tagged violently in the second. He promptly lasts three batters before yanking him, a total waste. Why did he start the inning?
former sox prospect Sanchez with a egm going for the Marlins
Fantastic trade for Beckett.
The cruelty of it all: ESPN cuts away from the Sox’ continued demise to show Anibel Sanchez (traded away with Hanley Ramirez for Beckett and Lowell) finish up the 4th no-hitter in Marlins history. Poop.
This figures. Contreras has had his ass kicked all over the field since the All-Star break.
This is why all of those who had some for of hope for the postseason were dreaming.
Ah, I see why.
What a craphole lineup.
I guess we should consider ourselves lucky. The Red Sox win the series despite scoring five total runs.
Something tells me Kyle Snyder won’t be in the big club plans next year.
Can we please put a moratorium on snarky comments regarding the Josh Beckett trade? Unless you were among the five people in the entire country who opposed the trade from the beginning and said, “Gosh, Anibal Sanchez is the best pitching prospect in our organization,” to criticize it not even one full season in is the height of hindsight hypocrisy…
Well said, Paul.
Congrats to Anibal–I saw his postgame reaction and the childish joy he had was just priceless. Good for him.
Incidentally, the last rookie pitcher to throw a no-hitter was some guy named Bud Smith. Just throught I’d throw that factoid out there.
A couple bounces go differently and Beckett no-hits the O’s earlier this year. No-hitters are a lot about skill, but a lot about luck and opponents also. I believe neither Roger Clemens nor Curt Schilling has ever thrown one — so I guess we should trade Schill for Anibal.
Pedro’s never thrown a no-no. Derek Lowe did, though. Which one is the future Hall of Famer? A.J. Burnett had a no-no a few years ago, and he walked NINE guys while doing it. Not exactly a dominating outing. There is a far greater luck factor in throwing a no-hitter than there is skill.
It’s easy to be reactionary about this kind of stuff now. The guys we brought in like Coco and Beckett have underperformed, star prospects Papelbon and Lester aren’t healthy, and Hansen has struggled. Meanwhile Freddie Sanchez may win the NL batting title, Cla Meredith and Josh Bard are having great seasons in San Diego, Arroyo has become the ace of the Reds’ staff, and Hanley and Anibal are both doing well with the Marlins. It’s tough to swallow, I know. But the truth is that it takes YEARS for the impact of these sorts of trades to be fully realized. YEARS, not months.
Remember, both Hanley and Anibal were in Double A last year and showed only flashes of potential. They’ve been playing in a very weak division in a far inferior league for less than one season…they haven’t proved much of anything yet. They could very well turn into perennial All-Stars, but there’s still time for them to crash and burn too. Perspective, everyone.
PaulSF – what about Yankee fans who want to revel in the ineptitude of the Sox front office – trading away Hanley Ramirez AND Sanchez for Beckett, then compounding the mistake by giving Weaver, err…I mean Beckett $30 over 3?
Can we rejoice?
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