pedro and papi
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It’s always fun to generate and debate lists. Since I’m a Red Sox fan I am starting a new series with them. Here’s the All-2000 to Present Red Sox Lineup.
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C – Jason Varitek
1B – Kevin Youkilis
2B – Dustin Pedroia
3B – Mike Lowell
SS – Nomar Garciaparra
RF – Trot Nixon (Until Mookie Betts plays more)
LF – Manny Ramirez
CF – Jacoby Ellsbury (Just Barely over Johnny Damon)
DH – David Ortiz
SP – Pedro Martinez
SP – Jon Lester
SP – Curt Schilling
SP - Josh Beckett
SP – Tim Wakefield
Closer – Jonathan Papelbon
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Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees

Monday, August 11th
Nick Markakis
went 3 for 5 with a Run, a Double, a Triple, and 4 RBI.  James Loney (3 RBI), Doug Mientkiewicz, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Jeff Kent, and Chase Utley each had 3 Hits.  David Wright, Ty Wiggington, and Rod Barajas each had 3 RBI.  Ben Francisco and Johnny Peralta each scored 3 Runs.

Glen Perkins celebrated the birth of his child by tossing 8 scoreless Innings allowing 4 Hits as he improved to 9-3.  Josh Beckett gave up 1 Run in 8 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 11-8 with a 3.92 ERA.  Brandon Backe gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits with 6 Ks in 7 Innings to improve to 7-11.  Dave Bush gave up 1 Run in 6-1/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 7-9.  Joel Pinero gave up 1 Earned Run in 7 Innings to improve to 5-5.  Shaun Marcum gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings to improve to 7-5 with a 3.42 ERA.  Pedro Martinez gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 6 Innings, but got a no-decision.  Anibal Sanchez gave up 3 Runs in 7 Innings with 8 Ks, but lost.  Jonathan Sanchez gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits and John Danks allowed 2 Runs on 2 Hits with 9 Ks, but suffered the same fate.

Wednesday, August 6th
Johnny Peralta
went 5 for 5 with 2 Runs, 2 Doubles, a HR, and 2 RBI.  Albert Pujols went 4 for 4 with 2 Runs, a Double, a Grand Slam, and 4 RBI.  Mark DeRosa went 2 for 3 with a Run, a Double, a Grand Slam, and 5 RBI.  Denard Span went 3 for 5 with a Triple, 4 RBI, and a SB.  Richie Weeks and Randy Wynn each had 4 Hits.  Vladimir Guerrero had 4 RBI.  Mike Cameron, Jason Bartlett, Ty Wiggington, Garrett Anderson, Brian McCann, Dan Murphy, Billy Butler, Casey Blake, Ryan Ludwick, and Jacoby Ellsbury (3 RBI) each had 3 Hits.  Jay Bruce, Carlos Pena, Cliff Lee, Alfonso Soriano, Nick Markakis, Aaron Rowand, Jim Thome, and Rod Barajas each had 3 RBI.  Ben Zobrist and Mark Teixeira each scored 3 Runs.

Jeff Karstens nearly had a Perfect Game.  He settled for a Complete Game two-hit Shutout to improve to 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA.  Tim Lincecum gave up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in 8 Innings with 8 Ks to improve to 12-3 with a 2.68 ERA.  Kyle Kendrick gave up 4 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings to improve to 10-5.  Shaun Marcum gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 7 Innings with 7 Ks to improve to 6-5 with a 3.44 ERA.  Cha Seung Baek gave up 2 Runs in 6-1/3 Innings to improve to 4-5.  John Danks gave up 1 Run on 4 Hits in 6-2/3 Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 9-4 with a 3.21 ERA.  Tim Wakefield gave up 1 Earned Run on 4 Hits with 6 Ks in 6 Innings to improve to 7-8 with a 3.67 ERA.  Randy Johnson gave up 2 Runs in 7-1/3 Innings with 7 Ks, but lost.  Pedro Martinez gave up 2 Earned Runs on 4 Hits in 6-1/3 Innings, but lost.

Father’s Day Edition. I want to start by saying that putt by Tiger was amazing. On to baseball.

Sunday, June 15th
David DeJesus had 2 Runs, a Double, a Grand Slam, and 5 RBI.  Ramon Vazquez (Game 1) had 3 Hits, 2 Runs, a HR, and 4 RBI.  Coco Crisp and Ryan Howard each had 4 RBI.  A-Rod had 3 Runs and 3 RBI.  Ben Francisco, Derrick Lee, Ian Kinsler (Game 1), Mike Jacobs, Wes Helms, Jorge Posada, Kory Casto, and Robinson Cano each had 3 RBI.  Carlos Guillen, Gerald Laird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Kendall, Johnny Damon, Eric Chavez, Mark Grudzielanek, David Wright (Game 2), and Lastings Milledge each had 3 Hits.  Jason Bay and Jimmy Rollins each scored 3 Runs.

Josh Beckett gave up 6 Hits in 7 scoreless Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 7-4 with a 3.87 ERA.  Joe Saunders threw 7-1/3 scoreless Innings to improve to 10-3 with a 3.06 ERA.  Ricky Nolasco gave up 2 Earned Runs in 8-2/3 Innings with 12 Ks to improve to 7-4.  C.C. Sabathia gave up 3 Runs in 8 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 5-8.  Nate Robinson pitched 6 scoreless Innings giving up 4 Hits to improve to 5-6.  Ted Lilly gave up 1 Hit in 6-1/3 scoreless Innings with 6 Ks to improve to 7-5.  Kevin Millwood gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 5-3.  Paul Maholm gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 Innings, but took a no-decision.  Seth McClung gave up 2 Runs on 4 Hits in 6 Innings to improve to 4-3 with a 3.94 ERA.  Dana Eveland gave up 1 Run in 6-2/3 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 5-5 with a 3.56 ERA.  Tim Redding (6 Innings, 1 Earned Run) and Jarrod Washburn (6 innings, 2 Runs) battled to no-decisions.  Gil Meched gave up 3 Runs on 4 Hits in 7-1/3 Innings with 10 Ks to improve to 4-8.  Pedro Martinez gave up 1 Earned Run in 6 Innings to improve to 2-0.  Jorge Campillo gave up 2 Runs with 7 Ks in a Complete Game Loss.

Tuesday, June 3rd
David Murphy
went 4 for 4 with 3 Runs, a Double, a HR, and 2 RBI.  Kazuo Matsui went 4 for 4 with 2 Runs.  Dan Uggla hit a pair of HRs and drove in 3 Runs.  Milton Bradley hit a pair of solo shots.  Chipper Jones, Carlos Pena, David Eckstein, Shin-Soo Choo, Eric Chavez, Alfonso Soriano, Maicer Izturis, and Travis Denker also had 3 RBI each.  Johnny Damon, Jimmy Rollins (2 SBs), David DeJesus, A.J. Pierzynski, Alexei Ramirez, Yadier Molina, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ryan Garko, Adrian Gonzalez, Robb Quinlan, and Damion Easley (3 RBI) each had 3 Hits.  Fred Lewis scored 3 Runs.

Jeff Francis pitched 7 scoreless Innings allowing 4 Hits while striking out 5 to improve to 2-5.  Wandy Rodriguez gave up 5 Hits in 6 scoreless Innings to improve to 2-1 with a 2.38 ERA.  Adam Eaton gave up 1 Run on 3 Hits in 6-2/3 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 2-.  Roy Halladay gave up 2 Runs in 6 Innings to improve to 7-5 with a 2.94 ERA.  Seth McClung gave up 1 Run in 6 Innings to improve to 3-2.  Randy Johnson struck out 8 to move into second place on the all-time strikeout list.  Gavin Floyd gave up 2 Earned Runs in 7 Innings to improve to 6-3 with a 3.15 ERA.  Joe Saunders gave up 1 Earned Run in 7 Innings with 5 Ks to improve to 9-2 with a 2.63 ERA.  R.A. Dickey pitched 5-2/3 Innings of scoreless relief allowing 3 Hits while striking out 6.  Brad Penny gave up 2 Run in 6 Innings with 5 Ks, but took a Loss.  Pedro Martinez gave up 3 Runs in 6 Innings for his first Win of the season.


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