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Sheffield up, no one up in the pen, he lets Embree face Sheffield. We all know Sheffield can hit some gas, and we know how straight Embree's gas is, and I mean he crushes this ball, this is third tank, see ya. My god this game turned around so quick and you wonder did this game get away from Francona at this point. I mean, there is no way Embree facing Sheffield, you got to have a right hander into face him. Is it a second guess sure, but you can not let Sheffield beat you.-- Dennis Eckersley
|Wade Miller (L,1-1)||2||6||7||7||3||1||1||6.16|
There are four teams in the thick of things now... Two weeks ago there were only two teams in the thick of things. We just let Toronto back in, and New York is climbing. We have to start doing something."-- Johnny DamonThe season has taken yet another turn for the worse. The Pitcher who couldn't lose, the offense that could score runs on anyone came back to earth Wednesday night... hard and fast.
We're a really bad team right now. We need to win. It's a must-win. We need to get back to that stage where every game is a must-win instead of saying, 'Oh, we'll be OK,' because it's a different year. We need to start looking at every game like we have to win."-- Damon
|Bronson Arroyo (L,4-1)||6||6||5||2||0||1||0||3.19|
Arroyo said after serving his 6 game suspension.
I wasn't rusty. I felt good,"
If I don't hit the spot I am in trouble...I am not a power pitcher any more, so I have to scratch and claw to get outs. I guess as you get older, you don't have the power any more, I am not a power guy, and so I got to rely on keeping the ball down to be successful.
|Mike Timlin (BS,1)||1.2||2||1||1||0||0||1||1.19|
|Alan Embree (L,1-2)||0.1||2||3||3||1||0||1||5.03|
|Matt Clement (W,5-0)||9||4||2||2||0||7||0||3.34|
Miller followed in the latest trend of struggling pitchers who finally got a win by saying he did not have his best stuff today. Yeah right.
|Wade Miller (W,1-0)||6.1||3||1||1||2||5||0||3.18|
This is probably the worst game I felt of the three. I didn't have the feel for it today, I was able to move the ball around a little bit, but I just didn't feel quite as good as the other two. You got to go out there and get the wins when you are not feeling so hot.-- Wade Miller
Belli was placed on the DL retroactive all the way back to Thursday prior to Friday's game. Doug last started a game as catcher on May 15th when Wakefield tossed a loss. However, unlike last year he has been used as a bat off the bench more often and even as a DH once this year. He apparently sprained his wrist during an at bat in the oakland series. He last played the 18th. Shawn Wooten's contract from Pawtucket and will take Doug's roster spot until June 2 when he is able to come off the DL and return to the active roster. Mirabelli has never been on the DL before in his 9-year career.
I love playing in Boston. The electricity there is great and they've got a lot to be excited about." -- Chipper JonesAnd why wouldn't Chipper love playing in Boston? The man who has more kids than homers this year (7) knows the Bravos have a 12-3 record at Fenway. But all good things (for Braves fans) must come to an end... some time, maybe this weekend. Vegas is stumped about this one too.
|David Wells (L,2-4)||1.1||9||7||7||0||0||1||6.75|
I'm trying to make a team with these young kids, so I've got to push it up there... The weather up here won't let you loosen up."--Oil Can
I feel good at the plate,'' --Trot Nixon
I don't know, I will probably put it on Ebay."
I don't know, maybe $200 dollars"
I am going for number 11... I was trying to hit 11"
|Gonzalez (L, 1-1)||3.1||9||7||7||2||1||2||7.71|
Your closer has an ERA of nearly 8, has as many blown saves as wins, and statistically there are about 250 relief pitchers in the game that are superior to him. Be afraid, be very afraid. I can't imagine a scenario where the sox sweep a team, with back to back walk off wins, and I am not excited in the least. This is the quintessential feel bad win, if there is such a thing.
It doesn't matter what I did yesterday or the day before, It's all about today and today was horrible."--Keith Foulke
I just got to drive in more than I let in. That's the big thing. I told Theo that today, I said we are going to take offense instead of defense so I just got to start swinging the bats better."-- Kevin Millar
He said we don't pay him enough to play both offense and defense and he had been playing only defense. A few days ago I said flip the switch, it is time for offense, we will be ok with out your defense."-- Theo Epstein
It couldn't get a whole lot worse, so I am definitely feeling better. Yesterday was kind of just the opposite, I got the results but I kind of didn't feel real fresh, but we got the results and that's all that's important... Now my biggest problem is that my arm was too long, In Detroit I shortened my arm up. I didn't have my best change up yesterday; I tried to slow it up a bit more to keep the guys off balance a little more. - Keith Foulke
I didn't realize he had a no hitter until I went out to the bull pen in the seventh.
Ever since the end of last year, I've been feeling confident, I feel like I can dominate a game if I do what I need to." - Bronson Arroyo
They're the world champions. They are the team to beat. I think we're proving to ourselves that we're a good team. For some reason, they're getting the big hits and making the big plays, and we're not." - Craig Monroe
It feels good. This is great, to get up there and have an opportunity to put us ahead late in the game." Said the Greek God of WalksOf course that is misleading and unfair since he has only played in 5 games and had 15 at bats, but tell that to the judge. How do you explain such success?
You know, its a lot easier when you are hitting in the ninth in the order, and some of these pitchers are getting a chance to breath not facing the top half of that unbelievable line up.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game,
Take My Car Out of impound
The Boston Herald reports that presidential candidate John Kerry used $3,150 of campaign money for Red Sox tickets to a Fenway game prior to the DNC. This is a problem how? If I were a presidential candidate I would have a campaign stop at every other Sox game at home and on the road. What do people think campaign funds are suppose to be used for? Paying for overdue parking tickets? Well, he did that too.
|Halama (W, 1-0)||5.0||4||2||2||0||2||1||4.61|
Smart money says Clemens will go to one of his former teams, the Yankees or Boston, but who thought Houston would get Carlos Beltran last year? The bidding for Clemens will be absolutely obscene if he stays healthy.Smart money would fire Phil Rogers since his article is based on nothing more than rank speculation.