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Red Sox Game 82 preview: He’s here (again) (again) (again)!!!

The closest thing to an actually redeemable baseball player–oh, Hell, I can’t do that bit anymore. For one it’s getting too long, and for two it’s no longer certain that Allen Webster is even close to an actually redeemable baseball player. Can we get Matt Garza and Ricky Nolasco in here, please?

1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury – .292/.356/.406
2. RF Shane Victorino – .297/.349/.401
3. 2B Dustin Pedroia – .318/.398/.434
4. DH David Ortiz – .319/.407/.616
5. 1B Mike Napoli – .264/.344/.447
6. LF Daniel Nava – .281/.372/.443
7. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia – .261/.326/.459
8. SS Stephen Drew – .226/.308/.391
9. 3B Jose Iglesias – .417/.466/.550

SP Allen Webster – 12 IP, 12 K, 6 BB, 5 HR; 11.25 ERA (39 ERA+)
FanGraphs is down so you get no advanced stats. Blame Dave Cameron.

In news that is probably academic given the guy who starts the game on the mound, Koji Uehara almost certainly won’t be available to finish it, given that he has pitched each of the last two games. I understand that he is the CLOSER now, but I have to point out that any reliever–or at least any reliever worth being employed by a decent team–should be expected to pitch one inning without surrendering three runs approximately 99.8% of the time. Because it was a SAVE SITUATION, however, the CLOSER absolutely had to be brought in to get the job done. Andrew Bailey could have finished the game last night. Andrew Miller could have. Hell, Jose Iglesias could have been put on the mound to save every pitcher’s arm, and he still would have had a better than even chance of finishing the game. *

* Although knowing Jose Iglesias’ luck, he would have struck out the side on nine pitches where the batter feebly swung at balls that didn’t reach the plate, and then been named closer for life.

If there’s a SAVE SITUATION tonight, or even a really tight spot late in the game where it would be super nice to have the best reliever available on the mound, Koji Uehara won’t be pitching. Because he had to get a SAVE last night, where there was basically no danger of losing the game. That sucks.

  1. June 28, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    noooooooooooo don’t give Theo another chance to trade with the Sox. Get John Danks or someone else from a dumb organization.

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