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Abomination

I thought I’d miss Jonathan Papelbon eventually but not this soon. The win probability graph of this game looked like dot-com stock circa 2000-2001. If only Bobby Valentine could log into Kozmo.com and order up a decent bullpen, something that Ben Cherington failed to deliver. Source: FanGraphs Due to the meltdown of the relief corps on Saturday the Red Sox have begun to shuffle the deck chairs on the Titanic. Daniel Bard is going back into the bullpen to resume his role as set-up man temporarily. A deal was struck with the Cubs for the services of Marlon Byrd, who will shore up the injury-ridden outfield. Boston will send Michael Bowden and a player to be named later but the Cubs will pay for much of Byrd’s contract. Game 14: April 21, 2012 New York Yankees9-6 15 W: Rafael Soriano (2-0)2B: Robinson Cano (7), Nick Swisher (6), Mark Teixeira (4), Russell Martin (1)HR: Teixeira – 2 (3), Swisher (4) Boston Red Sox4-10 9 H: Franklin Morales (3)BS, L: Alfredo Aceves (2, 0-1)2B: Ryan Sweeney (7), Adrian Gonzalez (3), David Ortiz (8), Darnell McDonald (2), Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2 (3)HR: Cody Ross (3)...

At the Old Ball Game

For this column Joanna was visited by her great-grandmother Eliza Manuel, a recent immigrant from the Philippines who yearned for a job as a baseball writer but was doubly unlikely to have such a career because of her ethnicity and her sex. Game 45: May 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs20-24 9 W: Sean Marshall (2-0) 2B: Aramis Ramirez (11), Reed Johnson (7), Jeff Baker (6), Starlin Castro (11) Boston Red Sox24-21 3 H: Dan Wheeler (1)H: Rich Hill (2)BS, L: Matt Albers (1, 0-2) HR: David Oritz (9)...


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