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Lunchtime Baseball: Sox-Tribe Gamer III

The rare Wednesday afternoon daytime game (with an even rarer noon start) is about to get underway. The Sox have Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew both sitting with minor injuries, so it might be up to Jon Lester to keep this game close. Comment away!

43 replies on “Lunchtime Baseball: Sox-Tribe Gamer III”

This is looking like a gift win.
All I can think about is that crazy 19-17 game against Texas when the Sox blew an 11-run lead, and then the game last year when Lester blew a six-run lead.

It’s fairly amazing that they’ve scored 14 and the game is barely two hours old. They could conceivably finish in less than 3 hours. That first inning *was* a really quick bat-around, though (less than 30 pitches, I think?).

Former Royals pitching great Paul Splitorff has died. Another of the great Royals from the 70s and early 80s to die of cancer, w/ Dick Howser and Dan Quisenberry.

14-2 is your final. Sox get 20 hits.
Here’s one big thing that different from last year – these Sox pound horrible pitching. Last two years they never seemed able to hit poor pitching.

Mike Cameron’s brutal effort on the “double” to right field off Morales was hard to watch. I’m not sure he brings anything of value to the table anymore. If there’s an extended absence from one of the starting outfielders, I think I’d rather throw Reddick out there and give him the experience.

It is hilarious to me that the top highlight in the MLB Gameday video list right now is Duncan’s 2-run single.
Coulda swept ’em but for Bard’s bad Monday, but this ass-kicking was great, and they keep winning series.

Joe C said the wind got hold of that ball to Cam, Paul.
Cam is a gold glove calibre fielder.
I’m not enamoured with Drew or Cam, but Reddick is too streaky to start every day in the major leagues.

Drew still fields a mean right…field…and at least he can walk. You’d think McDonald would get some starts the way Cameron’s been playing.

The scary machine the Sox seemed poised to be in the off-season seems to be taking shape. If you continue to get the pitching from Beckett (who is in Cy-mode), Lester, and Buccholz that you’re getting, and the line-up finally starts clicking, which it seems to be lately, they are going to be very tough to beat. At least for 3 out of every 5 days!

At least for 3 out of every 5 days!
Like a typical irrational fan, that’s the part I worry about. The Sox are fresh off winning two of three from Cleveland (and they really should have swept that series), but now they have unknown quantity Alfredo Aceves starting against the very good Max Scherzer. Yuck.
Sure, winning three out of five means a .600 winning percentage, which would be just fine, but holes in the rotation are always troublesome.

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