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Red Sox Game 12 Recap: Just a wonderful day all around

Highest WPA: AJ Pierzynski, .119 (2-4, HR, 2 RBI)
Lowest WPA: John Lackey, -.321 (5.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 6 K, 0 BB, 4 HR)

Since this is the game recap, let’s recap everything that happened today:

* Koji Uehara has a stiff shoulder, and says that it feels the same as it did in 2012, when he wound up missing two months.

* While Jackie Bradley went hitless, Jacoby Ellsbury was 2-3 and stole a base.

* While Jonathan Herrera went hitless, Stephen Drew sat at home and set a new high score in 2048.

* While AJ Pierzynski ruined this joke by having a rare good day, Brian McCann homered twice. Trust me, Pierzysnki sucks, too.

* John Lackey gave up ten hits, four of them homers. His xFIP was 2.73, though, so I’m sure he’s totally fine.

* Mike Carp made me look like an idiot, then made himself look like an idiot by taking a TOOTBLAN as the tying run.

* It came out that the Red Sox offered Jon Lester a four-year, $70 million contract extension. That offer is one year shorter and $12.5 million less than what they gave Lackey four years ago, and it came in a market where pitchers like Homer Bailey get six years and $105 million. It would have been less subtle to construct a giant neon sign outside of Fenway Park that says “JON LESTER ISN’T PITCHING HERE NEXT YEAR.” Building the sign would have cost money, but they could have sold ad space on it.

* The Rays won. The Blue Jays and Orioles are playing each other, too, so one of them is going to win as well.

So yeah. Good day.

  1. April 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Scoreboard-watching in April is funny. Oh no, one of the AL East birds is going to gain a game on us? The Rays won? HOW WILL WE EVER MAKE UP TWO GAMES IN JUST FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS?!

    Not that there aren’t concerns. But if you thought this team was competitive coming into the season, two weeks of bad-but-not-historically-futile baseball should not have you assuming the worst.

    What I’m saying here is, there’s a negativity overload tag and you need to use it.

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