Monday, June 30, 2008

I'll Take a couple of Ribeyes On the Plate NOW


Is it too much for a girl to ask for?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Juice Tour


Personally, I've had about enough of Minute Maid to last me a lifetime. It's left a very bitter taste in my mouth and not enough sweetness for my tongue to taste. About all I felt was the pulp of the grinding out the last two nights. I'm ready for a new brand of juice and it better come with the Runs. It looks like Tropicana has many more flavors than Minute Maid...I'll take mine with No Lobsters, Runs and mellow fellows.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

You may all go to Hell....I'm going to TEXAS

I'll be heading to Houston on Friday for a roadtrip to see the boys play at Minute Maid...I'm not certain of the history but I believe it is the first time for them to play there. I'll be meeting up with Lynn from my original internet friends from the Red Sox Fan Forum and then another poster from the SG board who actually lives in Austin is going to meet up too. A good friend of mine scored some tickets for Sunday....Behind Homeplate, 2nd level, Row 1...Beckett is pitching. I'm sure someone will have to pinch me or throw water on me to make sure I know I'm not dreaming. Stories to follow from the weekend I am sure.

Friday, June 27
Minute Maid Park 8:05 PM ET

Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (8-1, 3.46) Red Sox (49-32)

Runelvys Hernandez, RHP (0-0, -.--) Astros (36-41)
Scouting Report:Red Sox: Matsuzaka came off the 15-day disabled list for his last start against the Cardinals, and he looked nothing like the 8-0 starter that mowed down opposing lineups before suffering a right rotator cuff strain on May 27. Coming into his start against St. Louis, opponents were hitting .195 off the right-hander. But the Cardinals touched him up for four runs and five hits in the first inning alone. He faced 12 batters, leaving without recording an out in the second and giving up seven earned runs.
Astros: Hernandez takes over Shawn Chacon's spot in the rotation and will face the Red Sox Friday at Minute Maid Park. The 30-year-old right-hander is 6-3 with a 3.72 ERA over 15 starts for the Triple-A Round Rock Express this year. He's allowed 35 earned runs over 84 2/3 innings and has allowed 11 home runs. He's issued 23 walks while striking out 63. Opponents are hitting .233 against him. Hernandez has made two career starts against the Red Sox, taking no-decisions in both. He has a 4.85 ERA over those two games, having allowed seven earned runs over 13 innings. His last outing versus Boston occurred on Aug. 10, 2006.
Saturday, June 28
Minute Maid Park 7:05 PM ET

Jon Lester, LHP (6-3, 3.13) Red Sox (49-32)

Brandon Backe, RHP (5-8, 4.82) Astros (36-41)
Scouting Report:Red Sox: Lester is becoming one stingy innings-eater for the Boston Red Sox. In the month of June, he hasn't given up more than two runs in any outing while at least pitching into the seventh inning in all four starts. He's 5-1 since the beginning of May, and the Sox have won each of the five outings he's pitched in since May 31.
Astros: Backe earned his first win in a month when he beat the Rays in his last outing. The right-hander yielded a two-run homer to Evan Longoria in the second inning but held the Rays scoreless through the remainder of his 6 2/3 innings. Backe has appeared in four games against the Red Sox, all in relief. He has allowed eight runs over 5 1/3 innings for a 13.50 ERA.
Sunday, June 29
Minute Maid Park 2:05 PM ET

Josh Beckett, RHP (7-5, 3.73) Red Sox (49-32)

Brian Moehler, RHP (4-3, 4.03) Astros (36-41)
Scouting Report:Red Sox: Beckett has allowed just two runs in his last two starts, against Arizona and Cincinnati, logging 15 innings in the process. Unfortunately for Beckett, his last outing, against the D-backs, went to waste when the Red Sox ran into Dan Haren, dropping a 2-1 decision at Fenway Park. Beckett is 2-2 lifetime against Houston and owns a 2.92 career ERA at Minute Maid Park.
Astros: Moehler has been the most reliable arm since joining the rotation. Counting his impressive performance against Texas on Tuesday night -- 6 1/3 innings, one run allowed on five hits -- the Astros are 5-4 in Moehler's nine starts but could easily be 7-2. Moehler is 4-3 with a 4.03 ERA. The 36-year-old right-hander is 4-2 with a 4.01 ERA in eight career starts against Boston.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Ok this is a picture I took while at Fenway in May and Beckett was pitching....he pitched just as good do you get So many K's but still lose a game? I have to give Haren his due cos he kept our boys from scoring runs. I ain't got nothing tonight cos I'm just so bummed.

I get to see Wednesday's game on ESPN and then I'm off to Houston to see the boys play the Stros at Minute Maid. The only juice I hope is there is in the name of the park.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

It aint over till Youk Gets a HIT.

Rain Delay once again in Boston....waiting...waiting....finally. Lester takes the mound. Lester's looked awesome through the 7th although 2 runs came for the Cards in the top of the 7th. Youk got us a solo homerun and brought me some stats for my fantasy team who is in last place. Lester returned for the 8th and after a runner got on base, MDC relieved him. MDC did his thang and KO'd Glaus and Stavinoha. Ankiel really messed up a play allowing Coco's drive to center get him a triple. Lugo brought Coco in to home to tie the game with a SF. The Card's reliever Perez apparently had trouble finding the strike zone and with 3 walks in a row...the Sox went ahead 3-2. Top of the 9th with Papelbon pitching and one strike away from getting this game over with....Papelbon allowed a hit allowing the tying run to the plate. SO on to Extra Innings....

Through the 10th, 11th and left on bases by both teams...then the 13th...

Kennedy hit a single with Duncan on base....Duncan comes running into home...and What a nailed in throw from J.D. to Tek to get Duncan out at home. Tek lowering his shoulders and BAM...he's I was chatting with my buddies on SG, I posted that someone had better get a homer NOW that Tek saved this run.

Mikey Two Bags hits a single and Youk's steps up to the plate....Now Youk's had struck out twice, walked and hit a homerun already at his at-bats....but he hits the ball so hard and it flys into the Monster...BOOOOOOOYAH. 5-3 WalkOFF and it's FINALLY DONE.

The Sox win...and I can get some work done around this house.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I don't know what's So Grand about it

They say Troy Glaus hit a Grand Slam today. Grand?? What's so damn Grand about it? Damn Giant just changed the color of his feathers and still gets on our nerves!!

Dice-K only lasted ONE INNING!!!!!!!!!!! ONE. UNO. did you get that??? just coming off the DL and he can only handle ONE inning??? The Cards scored 4 runs in the first inning with 2 batters. Ok I lie...Dice-K came into the 2nd and loaded the bases...THEN he was pulled and in came for his major league debut, Chris Smith. He struck out Ankiel Woooooooooo. and then up stepped the Giant. Grand SLAM MY ASS!!!! Wasn't nothing grand about it to me. Tomorrow's another day. Lester's on the mound. He's been doing pretty well lately and I for one hope he brings his guns and the balls that have K's on them. Reminds the boys to bring the "run" bats to the park too. Below is print from Chris Speakman's work. IF you haven't checked out his art, you MUST. If you love baseball and art...Hell if you love baseball or sports, Check out how he transforms our love of our Boston teams into another passion he has.

Meanwhile, I'm battling another bout of bronchitis. I'm getting sick of eating soup in the summer time.