Humber Humbled
Posted: 27 April 2012 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Where’s your messiah now?

Sorry, that was a Ten Commandments moment. I’m better now.

“This game will humble you,” said Humber, who’s still waiting to become a first-time parent with his expectant wife, Kristan. “It will make you feel good one day and make you feel bad the next.

“You’ve got to take every game as its own game, and Saturday was one game, and tonight was one game. I’m going to keep working and battling and hopefully next time will be better.”

The Red Sox (8-10) scored two in the first and then put up a crooked number of five in the third, highlighted by Kevin Youkilis’ opposite-field grand slam to right. Those five runs came home on just three hits, as Humber allowed home runs to Youkilis and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but he also walked Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz. After Humber worked a perfect fourth, Saltalamacchia took him deep again in the fifth.

Unlike his perfect game, Humber’s slider disappeared in the series opener. His day ended with eight hits, three walks and 115 pitches.

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Posted: 27 April 2012 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I was surprised that Robin Ventura left Humber out there long enough to give up 9 runs, when Humber clearly didn’t have his best stuff. Kevin Youkilis and Saltalamacchia combined to hit three home runs and drive in seven runs. Not bad for No.6 and No.7 hitters.

Lillibridge leads the AL in stolen bases with 5, even though he has only batted 19 times, but has done some pinch-running.

I am not too worried about Humber yet. Baseball will humble a pitcher coming off a perfect game in a hurry, especially when four runs score on a grand slam homer.

Danks and Peavy get a chance to right the ship in the next two games against pitchers with losing records.

White Sox are the only AL Central team to score more runs than they have given up with a +8 for the season.

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Posted: 27 April 2012 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I think he left him in to keep the pen fresh. This is going to be a long series and they just got off a road trip without a break.

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Posted: 27 April 2012 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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BigBadBill - 27 April 2012 11:52 AM

I think he left him in to keep the pen fresh. This is going to be a long series and they just got off a road trip without a break.

That makes sense, plus Humber may be getting a paternity leave soon, when his wife has the baby. I think Humber is level-headed enough to handle the loss, right after his perfect game.

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Posted: 27 April 2012 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Trade Humber for Kane.

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Posted: 27 April 2012 02:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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What concerns me most is the 3 L’s in a row.

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Posted: 27 April 2012 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Eh, they concern me and they don’t. Let’s see where they’re at when this home-stand is over and then I’ll know whether to pound bourbon for breakfast.

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