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Marco! Scutaro!

He doesn’t have calm eyes or a signature throw, but he’s no Lugo, either. His name will infest your brain with the chorus “Sussudio,” but he has filled the role of leadoff hitter in Jacoby Ellsbury’s absence admirably.

Scu, scu, Scutaro! Whoa oh!

The Red Sox shortstop tied the game in the seventh with a two-run homer off Mark Hendrickson. For a relief pitcher, Hendrickson is a pretty good professional basketball player. The towering reliever sparked an inferno – after the home run he walked J.D. Drew. Buck Showalter pulled Hendrickson in favor of Alfredo Simon who gave up an RBI double to Victor Martinez.

Adrian Beltre didn’t cotton well to having David Ortiz intentionally walked ahead of him and lofted a shot that landed into the first row of the left field stands. The three-run shot padded the lead and Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon paired to protect it.

Who can blame any Orioles pitcher for being terrible? They are shadowed by an odd female fan who mimics their every move as they warm up in their bullpen. One of Showalter’s first moves should have been filing a restraining order against her, but despite the oversight he has turned around the flagging organization. Thanks, Peter Angelos, for finally caring about your team. The American League East just isn’t competitive enough and now the perennial cellar-dwellers might be crawling back into competence.

Angelos had to do something to combat the ever-encroaching Washington Nationals. While franchise jewel Stephen Strasburg is on the shelf the rest of the season and slated for Tommy John surgery, Natstown fans do have Nyjer Morgan’s tomfoolery to enjoy.

Morgan makes Matt Garza look like an Eagle Scout and Delonte West appear to be a well-balanced individual. Speaking of, West will get another shot with the Celtics. Hopefully West knows that this doesn’t mean a literal shot from a gun.

Game 133: September 1, 2010
WinRed Sox
9W: Jon Lester (15-8)
S: Jonathan Papelbon (34)
2B: David Ortiz (30), Ryan Kalish (4), Victor Martinez (28)
HR: J.D. Drew (18), Marco Scutaro (8), Adrian Beltre (24)
6BS, L: Mark Hendrickson (2, 1-5)
2B: Adam Jones (20), Felix Pie – 2 (12)

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