August 29, 2009

Red Sox May Start 2010 Against Yankees

An early version of the 2010 schedule has the Red Sox opening the season at Fenway Park against the Yankees. Sean McAdam has the scoop on the tentative schedule. The Red Sox opened the 1992 and 2005 seasons in New York.

Red Sox pitchers struck out 17 Toronto batters last night: Beckett 9, Saito 2, Bard 3, Papelbon 3. It was most in a game since April 8, 2001 against the Devil Rays: Pedro 16, Lowe 1.

Daisuke Matsuzaka's rehab start for Portland was pushed back to Sunday; he's still on schedule to face the Orioles at Fenway on September 9. ... Jed Lowrie rejoins Pawtucket today. ... George Kottaras will be back with the Red Sox on Tuesday in Tampa Bay.

Two articles on Jason Varitek blocking the plate on Travis Snider. It was a very nice play -- and it kept the game tied -- but the praise seems a bit much. ... Terry Francona says Billy Wagner will not pitch on consecutive days: "That's for sure."

Donkey Watch: Justin Masterson has made four starts for Cleveland (and one relief appearance). In those starts, he has allowed 20 hits and 12 walks in only 19.2 innings.

12 comments:

James said...

I think the praise is very deserved. That's a game changer. I've seen a lot of diving catches and slamming into walls; but I can't think of many times I've seen anyone block the plate that well.

L-girl said...

Slim pickin's to praise Tek these days, so when he does something good, the media gushes on cue.

L-girl said...

Justin Masterson has made four starts for Cleveland (and one relief appearance). In those starts, he has allowed 20 hits and 12 walks in only 19.2 innings.

Is there a reverse "why can't we get pitchers like that"?

andy said...

After he acknowledged me in
anaheim I am saddened by Masterson's recent performance.

9casey said...

It was a very nice play -- and it kept the game tied -- but the praise seems a bit much.



It is just as important preventing runs as it is creating them..


I didn't see the media gushing on him , I saw his manager and fellow players in the postgame gushing on him....the only media I get these about the Red Sox is right here and what I see on NESN...

9casey said...

With the millionaire parade last night during the game and the millionaires on the field and the millionaires in attendance...............How in God's name does the Jimmy Fund Telethon come in 500,000 dollars short.....Ben , Dane, John Henry , Tom Werner...guys I know you do alot for the Jimmy Fund allready , but you cant get together at 5 to 12 and say hey lets make this happen...

redsock said...

It was Bard's quotes I was thinking of:

"He's a warrior, man. He's intimidating when you see him walking out in his full gear ..."

The play saved Bard from allowing the go-ahead run, so I know he's excited about it, but (a) it's Tek's job and (b) is he that much more intimidating than any another catcher in gear?

I mean, Dumbo would run the other way to avoid a collision, but ...

... maybe I'm just grumpy.

redsock said...

Is there a reverse "why can't we get pitchers like that"?

Why can't we trade pitchers like that?

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redsock said...

How in God's name does the Jimmy Fund Telethon come in 500,000 dollars short....

A source tells me that at least 200 people called back and withdrew their donations after hearing Dane Cook blather on and on.

thomas said...

It was a nice play, but yes, overblown. Tek did what a catcher is suppose to do. But if the runner slides in any of 20 other ways, he scores and we're not talking about this play.

But tek probably needs a day in the sun.

Zenslinger said...

It was a good block, and if 'Tek gets some good press, then good on him.

9casey said...

thomas said...
It was a nice play, but yes, overblown.

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Fuckin' Haters....HE PLAYS FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!