Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Boston Red Sox 8 Games Back After Loss To The Baltimore Birdies...Scutaro Is Hurting

Yes, another Red Sox loss coupled with another Boston injury. The Sox were beaten by the lowly Baltimore Orioles by a score of 5-2. Josh Beckett was the Boston starter and he pitched well over seven innings, giving up seven hits and only two earned runs, three in all. He whiffed five and walked not a soul. If the Red Sox bats were working, they would have won. Remember, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE DARN ORIOLES. Marco Scutaro, the Red Sox shortstop who has had such a great season, is clearly hurting. His right rotator cuff has been bothering him for some time. Here's his fellow infielder, Jed Lowrie...

"I think his shoulder is affecting him quite a bit. He goes out there and plays every night, which is a testament to him because he’s a tough guy. I think his shoulder is not where he wants it to be.’’

No, it isn't, not anywhere near where it should be in terms of health. I've been through a rotator cuff injury that still pains me to this day. Hey, I'm not a baseball player, an infielder who has to throw the ball to a base at full speed, but I know what pain is. I cannot imagine what Marco is going through. I DO know he's toughing it out but Tuesday night, it showed. It sadly showed. It would be a miracle if the Boston Red Sox qualified for post season play. I love 'em but I am realistic.

On another note, in what might be the start of house cleaning and getting ready for 2011, Manny Delcarmen has been traded to the Colorado Rockies. There's not much more I can say about it. Expect a different Red Sox team next year with the same starting five pitchers. Wakes...I don't know. I really hope they keep him. The added non-pitching players will have to be able to "hit the ball where they ain't." Runs have been a scarcity all year long.

Tonight in Baltimore, Lester will face Arrieta. I have NO idea what will happen. I do know this. I hope this 2010 campaign does not bite the dust by mid-September. Right now, it looks like it. Click on this post's title for all the highlights and details from a dark and dismal Tuesday night in Baltimore and as always, BE WELL.

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