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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 2:34 pm
Sox starter Josh Beckett was about as animated toward home plate umpire Gary Darling as he has been in recent memory, vehemently arguing the judgement that Tampa Bay's Justin Ruggiano was hit by a Beckett fastball. Replays clearly showed that the ball ricocheted off of the butt of the hitter's bat...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 2:08 pm
Carlos Pena hit a Josh Beckett curveball over the left field fence on the first pitch he saw, leading off the seventh inning, knotting the Rays up with the Red Sox at 1-1. It was Beckett's 27th curve of the night. In case you forgot, Pena had a pretty big opposite field homer at Fenway last week,...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 2:01 pm
With one out in the sixth inning, wIth Jason Bartlett hitting and Akinori Iwamura at first, Josh Beckett induced a grounder back to the mound. But with Iwamura running it would appear as though going to first would be the safe play. Beckett no likey playing safe. The Sox pitcher whipped around got...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 1:51 pm
The Red Sox have broken a scoreless tie thanks to Kevin Youkilis ' sacrifice fly, plating Jacoby Ellsbury from third. Ellsbury had reached on an infield single, followed by what was originally ruled another infield hit from Dustin Pedroia and then changed to an error. Another case of super timing...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 1:36 pm
At three minutes before 8:23 p.m., former Red Sox Cliff Floyd (remember that glorious 2002 campaign) lined a single between first and second for Tampa Bay's first hit of the game, with one out in the fifth inning. Floyd came into the game with the most at-bats of any Rays hitter against Beckett,...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 1:12 pm
Mike Lowell came up a bit lame when throwing out Jason Bartlet t on a slow roller, clearly showing some pain in the right hip that has been diagnosed with having a torn labrum . After Sox manager Terry Francon a came out to check on him, the third baseman remained in the game, although Lowell...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 12:53 pm
Jason Bay and his wife, Kristen , have had a baby, Evelyn Jane Bay , coming into the world at 6:47 p.m. Bay arrived approximately 45 minutes before the birth. As I once told Red Sox scouting director Jason McLeod -- parenthood, the ultimate draft and follow. Sorry no photos of the youngster has...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 12:49 pm
It was 7:30 eight minutes ago, and counting, and Josh Beckett has come out of the gate in somewhat unusual fashion, throwing curveballs on eight of his 17 first-inning pitches. It worked, getting a 1-2-3 initial frame. According to our friends at Stats Inc., Beckett has thrown his fastball 69.8...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 12:25 pm
 It's 7:10 p.m. (actually it was 7:10 about three minutes ago) and the first pitch was just thrown by Tampa Bay's Andy Sonnanstine . If you're wondering who on the Red Sox has had good success against Sonnanstine: Mike Lowell 6 for 12, Jed Lowrie 2 for 3, and Coco Crisp is 4 for 11. Kevin Youkilis...
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September 16, 2008 - 5:34 am
Last night, Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury clubbed his first homer since August 9 and went 2-for-5 as the Red Sox throttled the Rays, 13-5. Ellsbury has had an uneven first full season in the majors, hitting .267 with a .329 OBP, .701 OPS, 8 homers and 45 RBIs. But amidst the inconsistent...
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