Red Sox Report Card

With 1/3 of the season nearly complete I thought it would be a good time to hand out a report card for the team.

Pitchers
Daniel Bard: B-
Josh Beckett: D
Boof Bonser: N/A
Clay Buchholz: A
Manny Delcarmen: A
John Lackey: C-
Jon Lester: A
Daisuke Matsuzaka: C-
Joe Nelson: INC
Hideki Okajima: C
Jonathan Papelbon: B-
Tim Wakefield: C+

Recap: Clay Buchholz has been a pleasant surprise for many fans, but the confidence the front office placed in him when turning down several trade offers when his name was offered up as compensation has paid off big so far. Buchholz will enter June with 7 wins and an ERA under 3.00 as he takes aim at being a 20-game winner. Jon Lester has been his usual post April self while the rest of the rotation has struggled at times.

Batters
Adrian Beltre: A
Mike Cameron: INC
J.D. Drew: C
Jacoby Ellsbury: INC
Bill Hall: D
Jeremy Hermida: C
Mike Lowell: C
Victor Martinez: C
Darnell McDonald: C
David Ortiz: A
Dustin Pedroia: B-
Marco Scutaro: C-
Jason Varitek: B+
Kevin Youkilis: A

Recap: Dustin Pedoria has struggled lately with the bat leading to some speculation that he might have a knee issue which he denies, his defense still leads the way though which keeps his grade up. Youkilis and Beltre have been solid all season and a huge May for Ortiz gives him a solid A, hard to believe Boston nearly released him in April.

Overall
Pitching: C+
Batting: B+

Recap: The offense and pitching have both had ups and downs, neither has really clicked at the same time, if it does watch out, the team has the talent to go on an extended run.

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ABC Show Statuses

Here is a quick rundown of the status of the ABC shows from the 2009-10 season.  ABC will officially announce their fall lineup next week.


Officially Renewed:
Castle
Cougar Town
The Middle
Modern Family
V

Already Canceled:
Better Off Ted
FlashForward
Hank
Scrubs
Lost
Ugly Betty

Likely To Be Renewed:
The Bachelor
Brothers & Sisters
Dancing With The Stars
Desperate Housewives
Grey’s Anatomy
Private Practice

Long Shots:
The Deep End
The Forgotten

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ABC Renews V; NBC Reportedly Cancels Law & Order

ABC has renewed V for a second season which is great news for a show that was borderline on renewal chances.

NBC is reportedly canceling Law & Order.  When asked about the report NBC declined to comment.  Others however suggest it may just be a negotiating ploy and that NBC will indeed bring back the flagship show for a record 21st season.

NBC is expected to announce next week that a new version based in Los Angeles will debut this fall and SVU is already renewed for a 12th season in the fall.

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Welcome To My Blog

Sports, Politics, Entertainment, you name it and I will post about it.

The sports will have a Boston slant, the politics will lean left and the entertainment will cover a wide range of topics from American cinema to Asian drama.

A lot of times the posts here will be brief, other times there maybe some more in depth content.

I may post briefly about a bad call such as the post below this and other times I may give a more detailed look at a particular television show episode.  And other times I may take a long look back at something such Lost.  In the end I hope to have fun here and maybe bring on some friendly discussion with readers.

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Bad Umpiring Wednesday

Check out the ridiculous amount of strikes called on outside pitches for Toronto pitchers  and also a chart of David Ortiz’s at bat in the 9th inning when he was called out on a pitch that was in another timezone.

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Matsuzaka Shines Against Jays

Great outing by Daisuke Matsuzaka tonight. Seven strong innings allowing just one run and struck out nine batters.

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Celtics Dominating Cavs

Only in my wildest dreams did I see the Celtics dominating this series as they have thus far. Aside from game 3 in Boston this has been all Boston.

LeBron James may be finishing up his last minutes at home as a Cavalier.

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