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Too Hot: Weekend Catch-All Heat Wave Gamer

Sorry about the slim postings around this part. The temperature is too damn high. Use this to discuss our torrid teams and players and all the weekend action.

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It’s much cooler here in Paris, but it’s much LATER too (3AM starting times really suck, esp with intermittent Web access).
So I’ve missed all the pearls of wisdom from here a bit.
The following is slightly off topic, but can be filed under “perspective on where we are now”.
All the French alentours de moi right now made me appreciate a recent post on another blog (OTM or JoS, not sure which) about the fantastic sucktitude of Eric Gagne, who was called “Perdu” (lost) instead of “Gagne” (literally, wins) by the bloggist.
Reminded me of the time I watched him destroy a game at Fenway late in 2007 and was actually yelling “Perdu” at him as loud as I could. I was feeling really mean at the time and figured he would understand (being Quebecois), even if nobody else did. I know I shouldn’t have done that, but you need to remember just how bad it felt at the time.
Recalling this now helps me realize how mildly Lackey, Miller and Wake are sucking in the cosmic scale of things. Gagne was SO MUCH WORSE.
And we still won the Series that year.
Worth remembering that…..

A bit depressing for you guys, but hardly crushing, k.
It is hard to swing a bat when your blood pressure is half of normal.
They even got a run in the 9th!
Neither they nor the Sox will let it be boring, never fear.
Tonight the M’s will put up that figure of terror, the Rookie the No One Has Seen Before.
Good thing I’ll be asleep.

The Sox are going to sweep the lowly M’s, as they should, then the Mariners will win 2 of 3 in the Bronx. The Sox will easily run away with the East…
We’ll win the stupid WIld Card, then fold like a cheap tent in the ALDS but by then hockey will be back and I will no longer be forced to watch this old, slow, boring, garbage team.

krueg – first of all, it’s totally possible the Sox will lose this series to the Ms. As dabize pointed out, tonight’s rookie could be tough (he just struck out Gonzalez and Youkilis) and Pineda tomorrow is a for real potential great while the Sox have Wakefield. Losing streak or no, that match-up is in their favor.
Second, only a Yankees fan would write “We’ll win the stupid WIld Card.” Making the playoffs is still making the playoffs and it ain’t a small thing.

Ugh, Youk is way too whiny sometimes. Good pitch on the outside corner and he’s throwing equipment and barking at the ump.
This pitcher is a bit raw, but has decent stuff. Good movement on his slider.

Gammons reported Sox are looking at Dan Haren out on Oakland. Seems like a Theo type, high SO/BB since he came off the DL. Could give them depth with Buchholtz prob not back until late August.

Buster is still reporting that the Sox are still one of the teams in the Beltran mix. I would think that the Mets wouldn’t eat as much of Beltran’s salary if a team like Boston is able to trade for him. I hope it doesn’t happen since I could see NYM wanting someone like Reddick in return.

Only a Sox fan would say, “Making the playoffs is still making the playoffs and it ain’t a small thing.” The Sox and Yankees should make the playoffs every single year. We should win the East, you guys should win the WIld Card. That is the normal order of things!

Bard on. I’m hoping that this bullpen can keep this going through the playoffs, there isn’t man holes for the most part. Albers, Ace, Williams, Paps, even Morales (last night notwithstanding) have been very solid this season.

You realize your “old, slow, boring” team is playing almost .600 baseball, right Krueg? I mean, it’s really annoying as a Sox fan, I must say, to have a team as good as the Sox are (and doing well right now despite their rotation being in shambles…which could really put things in jeopardy if the offense goes cold for a week) being hounded oh so closely by those ever-present motherf*cking Yankees.
But that has been the way of it these last several years. We lead at the break, you win the division in the end…except for the year the Sox had a ginormous lead at the break…and the Yankees ended up whittling the deficit down to 2…
We don’t have a ginormous lead this year.
I believe when both teams are at full strength, the Sox are the better team, but the next couple months could well prove me wrong! Colon and Garcia doing what they have is just crazy.

Reddick saves a run, throwing out Smoak at home. But the Sox are going to need 10 runs off Pineda to win today.Theo needs to find a pitcher, the heck with Beltran (Reddick is acquitting himself well), but Miller and Wakefield just aren’t going to cut it. Wakefield just shouldn’t be pitching in the Majors as a starter any more, at least not to me. He’s both crappy and non-entertaining, a double whammy for a fan.

Reddick strikes out. Not to be too pessimistic, but that was a gift run sitting on third, and now they’ll need a hit to score their fourth.

Glad to see Wakefield another win closer to passing Clemens for the franchise record, even though it wasn’t a stellar start. I was expecting Aceves to get a save for pitching the final three innings till I remembered that Wakefield actually got an out in the 7th.

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