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Tichenor Battles

The Red Sox batters were having issues with home plate umpire Todd Tichenor’s calls. Dustin Pedroia didn’t think he struck out against Jon Edwards to end the seventh inning and let Tichenor know how he felt. In the eighth Mike Napoli voiced his displeasure at being struck out. Tichenor must have rabbit ears because he heard Napoli from the dugout and tossed the Red Sox first baseman out of the game. John Farrell lept to Napoli’s defense and was also ejected. It was an abrupt end to an inning that saw the Boston squad claw their way back into the game on Hanley Ramirez’s two-run homer. With the score 5-4 Craig Breslow took over and promptly surrendered a single to Prince Fielder. Delino DeShields pinch ran for Fielder but the increase in speed didn’t prevent Adrian Beltre from grounding into a 5-4-3 double play. But Breslow couldn’t secure the final out and left two men on base for Matt Barnes, both of whom scored on Robinson Chirinos’s double to Carlos Peguero in left. If only Eduardo Rodriguez could start every game. Game 49: May 29, 2015 Boston Red Sox22-27 4 L: Steven Wright (2-2) HR: Hanley Ramirez (12) Texas Rangers24-25...

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Game 48: May 28, 2009 Red Sox3W: Josh Beckett (5-2)H: Hideki Okajima (8)S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)28-20, 1 game winning streak Twins1L: Anthony Swarzak (1-1)24-25, 1 game losing streak Highlights: I listened to the radio broadcast with my new Apple In-Ear Headphones. Rather than noise-canceling they are sound-isolating, but the way they physically filled up my ear canals allowed them to transfer the vibrations of the wire hitting against my keyboard tray to travel along its length. This Morse code transmitted a message of annoyance almost as nettlesome as Todd Tichenor. You know how rookies get high numbers when they first come up? Well, Todd Tichenor’s number is 97, the highest number issued this season. He issued Mike Redmond’s first ejection in his 12-year career when the catcher disputed a call at the plate. Tichenor adjudged Jeff Bailey safe at home although at certain angles Jason Kubel’s throw and Redmond’s tag conspired to render Bailey out. The score was 3-1, so the questionable ruling in the top of the seventh did not make the difference in the game. Ron Gardenhire came out to defend Redmond and was summarily dismissed.The charged-up Minnesotans laid into Tichenor for calling a first-pitch strike against Joe...


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