27 July 2010

The Return of Big John

John Lackey has been healthy but unspectacular as a Red Sox (9-5, 4.36, 1.51 WHIP). His recent couple of strong starts have inspired hope that down the stretch he'll be a credit to the rotation. The career numbers (3.86 ERA / 1.32 WHIP) he earned as an Angel are closer to what Boston fans would like to see.

For those who tend to mix up the Weaver brothers, Jered is the better one. He's 9-6, 3.22, 1.09 in 2010.

RS and L-girl are traveling. I'll see them tomorrow.

LBJ was 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Fort Meyers today.

RED SOX (56-44)
Scutaro SS
Drew RF
Youkilis 1B
Ortiz DH
Martinez C
Beltre 3B
Lowrie 2B
Cameron CF
Hermida LF

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (9-5, 4.36)

ANGELS (52-50)
Izturis SS
Callaspo 3B
Abreu RF
Hunter CF
Matsui DH
Napoli 1B
Kendrick 2B
Rivera LF
Mathis C

Pitching: RHP Jered Weaver (9-6, 3.22)

56 comments:

Zenslinger said...

Someone, please try a post, and e-mail me if it doesn't go through.

SoSock said...

This is a test. It is only a test. If this had been an actual comment by me, it would have arrived at some wierd hour of the morning after the game is over and everyone sane is asleep

SoSock said...

Worked

SoSock said...

Btw Zen, have you seen the docu video that came out with the Exile re-release. Watched it Sunday evening at a friend's house. Pretty damn entertaining I must say

SoSock said...
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Zenslinger said...

I have not seen it. I am not a big Stones fan necessarily, I just followed RS in the avatar change. But I'm interested nonetheless.

SoSock said...

Line up is getting closer to normal! Now if we could just get Petey and LBJ back in there, wheeeee!

Zenslinger said...

I did, however, watch the Rush documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was a ball.

Yanks and Sox apparently sniffing around excellent Toronto left-handed reliever Scott Downs.

tim said...

Good to see MFY lose.

Pick up a game now, bosox.

I really don't want to drink, but apparently my theory is golden so far. When my BAC is above 0 and I am watching the game, we are undefeated since I discovered this about a week ago.

Amy said...

Game time! Too bad it is also almost bed time. Just when IS this road trip over?

Amy said...

And the comments are appearing tonight! Hallelujah!

Amy said...

And the Jedi has returned!

Ish said...

I think comment moderation had not been turned off, or something, last night. It was strange. I thought the thread was just dead, lol.

tim said...

too many baserunners, not enough runs.

fix that, beltre!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Opportunity for some RUNS.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Lots of action to third base.

tim said...

not that way.

tim said...

From Extra Bases:

Mike Lowell is 3 for 4 for Triple-A Pawtucket with three home runs and five RBIs tonight at Toledo.

His night:

First inning: Two-run homer to left

Third inning: Solo homer to left

Fifth inning: Fly ball to center

Eighth inning: Two-run homer to left center


Sweet, sign him up! Except theres nowhere for him to play...

tim said...

Or trade him for matt capps!

Ish said...

Personally I've never seen somebody go on such a crazy tear in a rehab stint in my life.

SoSock said...

Lots of action at 3rd that 1st inning I see. Odd wording on V-Mart's at-bat. I assume he reached because Callaspo threw to 2nd and didn't get the runner?

SoSock said...

OTT!

Ish said...

Jered Weaver puts the "dumb" in dumbbell.

SoSock said...

Coach visit after 2 strike-outs?

mmmmmm, I guess that's what you were commenting on, eh Ish?

SoSock said...

Wouldn't mind seeing one of those rally-killing home runs right here :)

SoSock said...

alas....

Ish said...

Remy was talking about how pitchers "hit the weights" and all they really do is use dumbbells to strengthen the arm, especially the rotator cuff (why the eff does it think I spelled "rotator" wrong?!) so I had that as material to work with.

Darnell was a late addition to the lineup so I'm sure Butcher was going over the scouting report to him. That worked well. Only not.

Amy said...

So twice we have left two on base. Perhaps now that I cam going to bed, the team will actually drive some of these guys in?

Good night, all.

SoSock said...

Actually it was bases loaded in the first.

Not to nit pick or anything...:)

Nite nite Amy. Sleep tight!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Catch the ball!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Good night Amy. I'm not far behind you.

SoSock said...

2 k's in each of the last 2 innings. Hard to score much like that

SoSock said...

eggggselent!!!

SoSock said...

Fricking Abreau.

C'mon Lackey, suck it up

SoSock said...

Coulda been worse.

Runs plz

SoSock said...

We sure know how to make Weaver look like a stud

SoSock said...

It's a start

SoSock said...

Squander :(

Ish said...

Got a chance here!

Ish said...

Like that! Jedi power!

SoSock said...

SCORE!

Ish said...

A Torii Hunter trademarked catch. Wow.

Ish said...

Surprised to see Lackey still in there.

Ish said...

What is it with Pitch #124 for Red Sox pitchers? Jon Lackey's final pitch the other night that did him in was #124.

SoSock said...

Bard - good call.
Have I mentioned lately that he's a Tarheel? :)

SoSock said...

Pitching around him?
Not sure I like that approach.
Brings the go-ahead run to the plate

SoSock said...

OK, who cares what I like?
It worked

Zenslinger said...

Nice to see we're ahead. Been fetching food and such. I've been very encouraged by Lowrie's return, having seen his first game live.

Go go go.

SoSock said...

C'mon Ortiz. They're dissing ya man. Make that 15 minute call. We need a little insurance.

SoSock said...

Shift THAT!

Zenslinger said...

Buy more insurance...at VMart!

Ish said...

H2O.

SoSock said...

Nice. Papelbon seems to be warming up. He only needed 9 pitches to seal the deal on this one.
Perhaps some day he'll even manage to restore himself to amy's good graces.
I wouldn't count on it thouigh.

Regardless, we have Dirty Pacific Water!

Zenslinger said...

So dirty.

tim said...

lolz

"I'm an athlete, man. I'm a speed killer, whenever I feel like it," quipped Ortiz.

redsock said...

The Chin with the Win.