Tag:Hunter Pence
Posted on: August 16, 2009 11:08 pm

Arlington Unkind to the Red Sox

The Red Sox lost again today.  It's looking like they can't win games not started by Josh Beckett or Jon Lester.

Tim Wakefield made a rehab start, but it's uncertain how much longer he'll be out, as his fielding looks to be a concern.  Hopefully he and Daisuke come back sooner than later, because they're both sorely needed.

In other news, the Astros won a dramatic game in Milwaukee today, 8-5.  Hunter Pence ended it by catching a long fly from Prince Fielder. Roy Oswalt was not sharp again; luckily, Jeff Fulchino and the rest of the bullpen were solid enough.  Geoff Blum and Hunter Pence had home runs at crucial moments.

And in non-baseball news (for the first time since I started blogging here), I've joined two Fantasy Football leagues for the upcoming 2009 season.  I'll be blogging primarily about the Dallas Cowboys once the season starts (with semi-frequent looks at other teams such as Pittsburgh, New England, and Indianapolis), plus providing Power Rankings all through the season, and taking a look at playoff matches once they're solidified.  As far as my two fantasy teams go, I'm not sure how much or what kind of info I'll be blogging about here; I imagine that I'll be talking about my success or failure in each league on a weekly basis.

Since the NFL season is such that it doesn't require daily updates, I'll probably construct some kind of schedule (one that's convenient for me, of course) and then update whatever things I'm blogging about following said schedule.  It looks like this season will be more fun than usual.  So stay tuned.
Category: MLB
Posted on: July 25, 2009 11:56 pm

Astros Win Streak Ends, and Not in a Good Way

Well, Russ Ortiz went out and pitched his heart out, I guess.  It didn't do the Astros much good though, since he staked the Mets to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning.  Tim Byrdak wasn't much better as he gave up a three-run homer to Jeff Francoeur.

The offense was pathetic tonight against rookie Jonathan Niese.  Four hits, all singles, and only one run.  Hunter Pence his a two-run shot in the 9th, but the damage had long been done.  I figured the Astros weren't going to run the table, but I didn't think they'd go out like this to the Mets, a team that has been struggling for the past month or longer.

If we hear anything from Russ Ortiz other than "I sucked tonight and it was mostly my fault we lost", it'll be far too much.  His whining after the start against the Nationals recently was tiresome.  Personally, I hope I don't hear any more whining from him.  But after this game, I'd be shocked if he didn't have something to say.

In other news, the Red Sox played a strong all-around game tonight, beating the Orioles 7-2.  Adam LaRoche homered in his first game with the team, and Big Papi hit a three-run shot.  Jon Lester pitched well, giving up two earned in 7.1 innings.  He's 9-7 on the season; not exactly what was expected, I'm sure, especially with Beckett and Wakefield outperforming him.
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