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Game 117 Recap: Beckett beaten in Baltimore.

Highest WPA: Carl Crawford, .136
Lowest WPA: Josh Beckett, -.174

Okay, so, you’re probably not going to hear much about tonight’s game since most of the drama surrounding this team right now is focused on the player’s rebellion against manager Bobby Valentine. Luckily your friendly neighborhood nerds are here to recap what was pretty much an on-field trainwreck that matched the current off-field wreck. The team squandered opportunities against Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen throughout the first few innings. Beckett was yanked probably a batter too late and the bullpen managed to make things a lot worse. Mark Reynolds hit two home runs, including a three-run bomb that pretty much ended the night even though it came in the sixth inning. Pedro Ciriaco had a hit, which probably means Valentine thinks he’s still a designated hitter. It was a lousy night.

Andrew Bailey made his first appearance of the season tonight, meaning that in August the centerpiece of the Josh Reddick trade is finally here. In one third of an inning, Andrew struck out one and walked one. You read that correctly, in a blowout loss Valentine saw fit to bring him in for his debut exactly one third of an inning. Who really cares right now?  At least Craig Breslow got his second consecutive day off.

  1. August 15, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Reblogged this on misterrobbie.

  2. August 15, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Based on today’s events, it would be irresponsible not to assume Ciriaco will take over for Pedroia at 2B next year.

    (Assuming Lucchino’s crony Bobby gets to stay at the expense of some more Theo-era stars, I think I might just be able to break the emotional hold the team has on me. Then again, I thought that when they hired Bobby and talked about various stupid things that have since happened, so I’m probably just a masochistic sap with no dignity who will keep crawling back.)

  3. August 15, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    It’s always darkest before the dawn. Wait, isn’t that a line from Breaking Bad? Fuck.

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