Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Game 1 Of Detroit Double-Header: 12-2 Winner!

Today’s double header started with a win. But I can’t help wishing it had started with Carlos Torres. “Luckily”, Erick Threets (whose mother couldn’t decide if she wanted to name him Eric or Erik and chose both) went on the DL with “turf toe.” I say, this was lucky because that way, Torres could be recalled from Charlotte to start Game 2 of the Double Header and keep everyone on 6 days of rest.

Anyway. I said I wish the day would have started with Torres because the Sox managed to give their starting pitchers 12 runs’ worth of support. That’s a lot of room for error. Hindsight is 20-20 and such, I suppose.
Luckily, Torres will be facing Jeremy Bonderman, whose 5-6 record and 5.05 ERA is pretty encouraging. Plus, he’s 5-10 lifetime against the Sox. Unfortunately, Bonderman is known to give up lots of homers, which isn’t grindy enough for the Sox, if you ask me.

Speaking of home runs, Juan Pierre ended a 809 at-bat HR drought today. He wasn’t the only one to homer today. Among the lucky ones was Viciedo, who continues to fight for his roster spot.

After considering all of your opinions and taking a poll on my facebook page, I have realized most of the fans don’t want Teahen back. Most of you said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but it is quite unlikely that Teahen will just be indefinitely designated for assignment at Charlotte. Sure, he may spend a lot of quality time on the bench, but it’s just not realistic.

Realistically, either Viciedo or Lillibridge would be sent back down to make room for Marky Mark. In my opinion, this person will be Dayan Viciedo. Certainly not because he hasn’t been productive during his time with the Sox, but because everyone will consent that he needs regular playing time. Plus, if he’s being groomed to be the Sox’ future first baseman, he could use a few more games at first. (On a side note, does anyone remember when he was signed to be Joe Crede’s replacement? My, how times have changed.)
Tonight, the Sox try to pick up another win! Join them at 6:05 PM!

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