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Old 04-24-2008, 01:52 AM   #331
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John Lackey will no doubt be quite proud that his squad pulled off a win against a #5 pitcher who went on three days' rest.
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John Lackey will no doubt be quite proud that his squad pulled off a win against a #5 pitcher who went on three days' rest.
And as a result will get to face a pitcher called up from AA today on an emergency basis...pretty good draw for the Angels, supposed to face Beckett, Matsuzaka and Lester and end up facing Pauley, Lester on 3 days rest and Masterson...if the Angels can't sweep that series there's no hope for them.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:24 AM   #333
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Masterson's gonna win.

So the Sox are stricken with the plague...can the Angels still play the injury card?
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I think he wins, too.

Which would mean the Sox take two out of three with three starting pitchers whose average age is probably something like 23.
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one team is just plugging along, winning multiple world serieses and being thought of by most to be the best team in baseball, while the other team is full of internal drama and worries about stupid meaningless "curses."

ahhh... how things have changed between the yankees and the red sox.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #336
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So the Sox are stricken with the plague...can the Angels still play the injury card?
Absolutely.

If the Sox starting lineup due to injuries and illness was:

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Our resident Lackey would still claim the Eastern Siberia Angels of Southern Yukon were at a disadvantage due to injury.
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Heh. You'll notice I didn't even list Escobar among the injured halos. I've essentially written him off - as I did with Colon last year - because he very well may have a career-ending injury.

That said, I could legitimately argue we're without our two best pitchers - our 18 & 19 game winners of last year - so, um, yeah, that presents a slight disadvantage.

I'm also bummed you didn't have to face Howie Kendrick this series. He makes our lineup difficult to get through, though it's already pretty good.

Anyway, yeah, we definitely got it easy having to face the two callups and the unrested Lester, I'll give you that.

That said, I'm becoming more and more convinced games in the sand box don't really count, whether they're Angel wins or losses.

How can I take seriously a major league game being played in a Triple A stadium?
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And as a result will get to face a pitcher called up from AA today on an emergency basis...pretty good draw for the Angels, supposed to face Beckett, Matsuzaka and Lester and end up facing Pauley, Lester on 3 days rest and Masterson...if the Angels can't sweep that series there's no hope for them.
Translation:

"I need to make excuses for our loss yesterday."
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Oh, and Red Sox fans are seeing some rising stars this series in Kotchman and Aybar.

So sorry you couldn't see Howie.
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"I need to make excuses for our loss yesterday."
Not at all, injury(illness) is part of the game.
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Yeah Fenway Park is such a joke. You know what they should do? Throw up a 100ft. "B", rip out the Green Monster, and have the Disney Imagineers put in the fake mountain from that railroad ride at WallyWorld. That would be awesome.
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I havent been keeping up with Lowell's injury

but does anybody know when he's returning?

Last time I checked he's been taking batting practice

Sounds like he's almost returning right?
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while the other team is full of internal drama and worries about stupid meaningless "curses."
The "cursed" jersey just sold for $175K. Great for the Jimmy Fund, but $175K? That's nuts. But I think the guy who bought it may be nuts, his recent ebay purchases include a MC Hammer Platinum RIAA Award and Kenny Rogers tour jacket.
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That guy clearly has more money than he knows what to do with, so good for him.
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It's quite apparent that the main weakness of the Sox is the middle inning work of the bullpen.

Someone needs to step up to bridge the gap to Okajima and Papelbon.

What a waste for Masterson, who was fantastic in his debut.
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