Nation STATion: New stats for Sox pitchers


Nation STATion: New stats for Sox pitchers

Forget ERA, WHIP, and WAR.

Heres what we now need to pay attention to.

The Boston Globe reported that the owner of the Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Jon Stilianos, confirmed that the pitchers and other players on the 2011 team were regulars at his place, but he wouldnt say how regular. He said the big lugs usually picked up their boxed meals on the way to the park, and were always pleasant to the employees.

Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits describes itself as a leading quick-service chicken restaurant chain popular for its Cajun-style fried chicken, biscuits, po'boys, chicken strips and other delicious menu items.

Some sample Popeyes menu items:

420 Calories in Popeyes Spicy Chicken Breast 830 mg sodium
280 Calories in Popeyes Mild Chicken Thigh 640 mg sodium
170 Calories in Popeyes Spicy Chicken Leg 460 mg sodium
330 Calories in Popeyes Popcorn Shrimp 1290 mg sodium
260 Calories in Popeyes Buttermilk Biscuits 450 mg sodium
330 Calories in Popeyes Mashed Potatoes (large) 1770 mg sodium
110 Calories in Popeyes Mashed Potatoes (regular) 590 mg sodium
260 Calories in Popeyes Cajun Fries (regular) 570 mg sodium
770 Calories in Popeyes Cajun Fries (large) 1700 mg sodium
170 Calories in Popeyes Cajun Rice 530 mg sodium
220 Calories in Popeyes Coleslaw (regular) 300 mg sodium
660 Calories in Popeyes Coleslaw (large) 900 mg sodium
190 Calories in Popeyes Corn on the Cob 0 mg sodium
320 Calories in Popeyes Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie 340 mg sodium

The National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure recommends an upper limit of 2,400 mg of sodium per day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that on average males consume 2,475 calories daily.

Some sample beers:

Becks Beer 143 calories
Bud Light 110 calories
Coors 149 calories
Dos Equis 148 calories
Heineken Lager 150 calories
Michelob 155 calories
Sam Adams 160 calories

The Breakfast of Champions:

A representative snack of Popeyes Spicy Chicken Breast, Buttermilk Biscuit, Mashed Potatoes (regular), Coleslaw (regular), and Corn on the Cob with a Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie washed down with one Sam Adams would equal 1680 calories.

In September:

Josh Beckett was 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA and a 1.348 WHIP. He threw 23 innings and gave up 14 earned runs on 24 hits and 7 walks. He struck out 26.
Jon Lester was 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.611 WHIP. He threw 31.2 innings and gave up 19 earned runs on 35 hits and 16 walks. He struck out 32.
John Lackey was 0-2 with a 9.13 ERA and a 2.028 WHIP. He threw 23.2 innings and gave up 24 earned runs on 36 hits and 12 walks. He struck out 14.
Combined, Beckett, Lester and Lackey were 2-7. In 75.1 innings they gave up 57 earned runs on 95 hits and 35 walks. They struck out 72. Their ERA was 6.83. Their WHIP was 1.726.

Bon appetit!

Carrabis: Red Sox coaches were upset at John Farrell's usage of Craig Kimbrel

Carrabis: Red Sox coaches were upset at John Farrell's usage of Craig Kimbrel

Jared Carrabis says he was told that some Boston Red Sox coaches were not happy with the way John Farrell was over-using Craig Kimbrel, perhaps because he was trying to save his job.

Angels score three after overturned call, beat Red Sox, 4-2

Angels score three after overturned call, beat Red Sox, 4-2

BOSTON -- The Los Angeles Angels benefited from a fairly-new rule and relied on an old-fashioned type save to beat the Boston Red Sox.

Parker Bridwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, leading the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Bridwell (2-0) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out four without issuing a walk.

Yusmeiro Petit pitched two scoreless innings for his first save.

"I don't care if it's old-fashioned or it's cutting edge, we need them," Angels manager Mike Scioscia. "We need guys to hold leads. Most closers are primarily the one-inning guys that are in that bubble."

Ben Revere had three singles and Kaleb Cowart drove in two runs for Los Angeles, which won two of three against the Red Sox for its fifth series win in the last six.

Doug Fister (0-1) lost his Red Sox debut, giving up three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. He was signed by Boston on Friday after being released by the Angels.

Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who lost their second straight at Fenway Park after winning 10 of the previous 12. Boston remained tied with New York atop the AL East.

Bridwell was Fister's teammate at Triple-A Salt Lake before he was let go.

"That's weird," Bridwell said. "I was in the same clubhouse with him a week-and-a-half ago or whatever and we were talking pitching. I was asking him certain things he did along the game, and the next thing you know we're starting against each other on the big-league level."

After the challenge overturned Danny Espinosa's 3-6-3 double play, Los Angeles got to Fister.

"That's modern-day baseball," Scioscia said.

Fister was pleased by his first start with Boston, and 200th of his career.

"Overall, it wasn't a bad day," he said. "They just put together some timely hits and took advantage of well-placed baseballs. That's what good clubs do and that's what they did today."

Espinosa was credited with a fielder's choice and RBI after the review. Cowart followed with an RBI double and Juan Gratetrol had a run-scoring single.

"He's a bang-bang play from a scoreless outing," Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Moreland homered over the Angels' bullpen in the bottom half. Bradley Jr. hit his into the center-field bleachers in the fifth.


Angels: Scioscia said LHP Tyler Skaggs was scratched from a scheduled rehab start in the Arizona League on Saturday night with soreness in his oblique and abdominal area.

Red Sox: Farrell said ace lefty David Price has a middle finger-nail issue on his pitching hand, but "is expected" to make his next scheduled start. ... LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, on the 10-day DL with a right knee subluxation, will make a rehab start for Double-A Portland on Thursday after he felt fine following a 68-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.


The Angels recalled infielder Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake before the game and optioned RHP Eduardo Paredes there before the game.


The Red Sox put a message on the center-field board, wishing NESN analyst Jerry Remy: "Best of Luck, Jerry, on your surgery tomorrow!"

The crowd gave him a huge ovation when he was shown on the scoreboard. The popular former Red Sox second baseman (1978-84) waved.

He is being treated for cancer for the fifth time.


Nine-year-old Shea Braceland from Westfield, Mass., got a long and loud ovation when she completed a flawless rendition of the national anthem.


Angels: Ricky Nolasco (2-9, 5.23 ERA) is set to face Dodgers LHP Rich Hill (4-3, 4.73) when the teams open a two-game series at Dodger Stadium on Monday. Nolasco has lost his last seven decisions.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (9-3, 2.85) is in line to work against Minnesota RHP Jose Berrios (7-1, 2.67) when the teams open a four-game series in Fenway Monday. Sale leads the majors with 146 strikeouts.