Thursday, June 10, 2010

Masterson Is Masterful, Beats Buchholz & Red Sox

The Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night beat the Boston Red Sox by a score of 11-0. 8 of those runs were given up in the 8th inning by the woeful Bonser and Nelson, the very bottom of the bullpen. Give the credit for this one to Justin Masterson. Boston manager Terry "Tito" Francona had this to say about his ex-pitcher's performance...

"All the things we used to brag about when he was in our uniform, he showed it tonight. He maintained his velocity from the first pitch to the last pitch. He threw a lot of strikes. He pitched down in the zone. He changed speeds enough on the lefties, got the slider under their hands. That’s about as good a game as you can pitch."

And the catcher he was traded for, Victor Martinez, had more words of high praise...

“He used his fastball a lot. He throws pretty hard, a big heavy sinker. It’s not easy. He throws it over the plate, sometimes it just drops. As a hitter, you’ve got to make him throw the ball up, but he was throwing knee bottom, and he was pounding the zone.’’

You know how the saying can't win 'em all. Especially when the other team's pitcher throws an impossibly tremendous game against the team that traded him. If he was trying to show that he had something to prove to the Red Sox, well, HE SURE DID.

Tonight in Cleveland, it'll be Lester (7-2) facing Talbot (7-4). Wow, a Cleveland starter with a winning record. Go Jon! At game's end it'll be time to jet back to Boston where they'll have a 9 game homestand with Philadelphia, Arizona and the Dodgers (with Manny!) all in for three games each. But let's win this game tonight and take the series 3 games to 1.

I hope your Thursday will be a great one and as always, BE WELL. See ya. Soon.


At 6/10/2010 10:00 PM, Blogger Lynsey said...

tried to email you but wouldn't work....anyway, wanted to let you know that you weren't the only one restricted from my blog! I had restricted everyone after that whole thing where the woman found a picture of her son on Craigs List that was stolen off her blog--did you read about that? Someone posted an adoption ad and used a photo of her kid. CRAZY! So I immediately shut down my blog. But, we can't live in fear and dammit, my kids deserve a blog to read, so I'm a bloggin fool again. Just wanted to clarify that you weren't the only one shut off from my awesome, eventful life. :)

At 6/11/2010 5:54 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 6/11/2010 5:59 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi Lyns. My email (s) should work. They are... OR...

Yes, I heard that sickeningly terrible story. It's hard for me to believe that some people can be TOTALLY evil. We both were made from a different mold, a great precious one.

Have a great Friday and a terrific weekend. To me, you're a magic Mom and a good friend. Don't worry...the kids are in both of your hands. How much better can it get?

Your blog friend and fan, Peter.


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