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ERA near 50, Melancon may be demoted

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08:12 AM ET 04.18 | Mark Melancon had a rough Tuesday night. As the Red Sox reliever took the mound in the top of the eighth on Tuesday night, he was supposed to steady the ship from the Rangers' offensive barrage. Instead, the 27-year-old simply extended the misery in the 18-3 loss. In a span of 26 pitches, Melancon surrendered three homers. ... In the process, he elevated his ERA to 49.50. Now, Melancon's lackluster stretch begs the question -- Should the Red Sox send him to Triple-A to correct the kinks? Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine is certainly evaluating his options. "At this time, you have to consider everything," Valentine said when asked if a minor league stint for Melancon is necessary.

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April 18, 2012  08:33 AM ET

That was ugly last night.

April 18, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Which is more remarkable, a pitcher winning a game when he's almost 50 or a pitcher with an ERA of almost 50?

Gotta love what Moyer has done. He's 1-2 but has a 2.55 ERA...... He just keeps truckin....

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April 18, 2012  08:41 AM ET

At least Boston only gave up 6 field goals and kept them out of the endzone. But unfortunately - they could only score a field goal themselves.....

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April 18, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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We stopped watching when it was 7-2. At the time, it was hard to imagine it getting any worse. Oh lordy ...

Me too. The Celtics lost too, but at least they made a game of it.

Morning.

BRB. off to set up a new ID card printer. This software ought to be a peach.

April 18, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Morning to all.....

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April 18, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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We stopped watching when it was 7-2. At the time, it was hard to imagine it getting any worse. Oh lordy ...

I started playing Call of Duty when it was 5-2. I knew they'd get smoked.

April 18, 2012  08:55 AM ET

The Rangers are thankful for the in-game BP last night.

April 18, 2012  08:55 AM ET

GO RANGERS !!!!

sorry Sox fans ...

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April 18, 2012  08:56 AM ET

and it wasn't all Melancon's fault ... the guy that game in after him wasn't any better ... :o

 
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