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Game Three 4/08/12


Nick Punto - 3B

Jacoby Ellsbury - CF

Dustin Pedroia - 2B

Adrian Gonzalez - 1B

David Ortiz - DH

Darnell McDonald - LF

Ryan Sweeney - RF

Mike Aviles - SS

Kelly Shoppach - C

Clay Buchholz - RHP (6-3, 3.48 ERA)


Austin Jackson - CF

2. Brennan Boesch - RF

3. Miguel Cabrera - 3B

Prince Fielder - 1B

Delmon Young - DH

Alex Avila - C

Jhonny Peralta - SS

Andy Dirks - LF

Ryan Raburn - 2B

Max Scherzer - RHP (15-9, 4.43 ERA)

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I was following the game during dinner much to my Wife's frustration and burst out laughing in the restaurant when I saw Avila hit the HR

I turned the game off when the Red Sox went up 12-10 in the top pf the 11th.

I totally suck.

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Nothing would be better than to see this whole season blow up on the Sox, their fans, and Valentine. It couldn't happen to better people.

Well...if Valentine keeps "managing" like he has been, then I'm sure it will. The Red Sox are up 2 runs in the top of the 9th, runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs, and his idiocy kills the team. You do not bunt Aviles with Shoppach and Punto coming up. Mind you, they did get a run on a 2-out infield single, but that does not excuse that decision. That NL mindset is going to be the downfall of that team. Well...that and the pitching.

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