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An unlikely catcher clubbed an improbable home run off an implausible ace closer. Jose Lobaton signed as an amateur free agent with the San Diego Padres in 2002 and toiled in their system until 2009, when he finally made his major league debut on July 5. He was designated for assignment 23 days later and claimed by the Rays. In August of this year he single-handedly defeated the Blue Jays twice with a walk-off triple and home run. Last night’s solo shot into the Tropicana Field’s fish tank was the catcher’s most stunning effort to date. Koji Uehara spent his prime years with the Yomiuri Giants. He signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 as a starter but by 2010 was converted into a reliever. On July 30, 2011 the Orioles traded Uehara to the Texas Rangers for Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter. He signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox and found himself in the closer’s role after Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan had season-ending injuries. Once this list on Stat Geek Baseball is updated to include 2013, Uehara may find himself in the company of Mariano Rivera, Dennis Eckersley, and Dan Quisenberry. The confluence of implausibilities...

A Time to Sweep, a Time to Quaff

The Magic Snuggie was summoned but proved powerless to suppress the wave that the Rays rode to carry them within 3½ games of the wild card. What follows are random thoughts I used to distract myself from the horror of this game in particular and the series in general. Marco Scutaro has been on fire for the last two weeks: .400 batting average, .440 on-base percentage, and .578 slugging percentage. He was the only Boston batter to score last night; his third-inning home run brought the Red Sox within two runs of the home team. The Rays catcher’s surname sounds like name of an Autobot. “Lobaton, transform!” Turning and turning in the widening Guyer The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are Fuld of passionate intensity. The Red Sox are 9-7 when Don and Jerry wear polo shirts. Game 146: September 11, 2011 Boston Red Sox85-61 1 L: Jon Lester (15-7)HR: Marco Scutaro (6) Tampa Bay Rays81-64 9 W: James Shields (15-10)2B: Sean Rodriguez (20), B.J....


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