Tuesday, April 18

Some good pitching, some bad pitching, and some offense

This whole having to work really hard all the time thing makes keeping up with the blog very hard. It was much easier last year when I only kinda had to work. Oyy.
The home opening series with the Blue Jays didn't turn out so well for the Sox. Beckett got the start on opening day and turned in another fine game. I love his emotion. It's cool. The game also featured and amazing double play. Loretta slapped the ball out of the air to Gonzalez who completed the double play to Youk. It realy was a thing of beauty. The two other two games of the series were not so hot on the pitching front. Wells got rocked in his first start. It was over after the 1st inning. Clement had an off night the next night as he gave up a pile of runs. Both losses ended up being closer then they really were.
The Mariners came to town for a four game weekend set including the Patriots day game. We won 3 out of 4 which ain't bad at all. Schilling and Beckett both gave solid pitching performance's again. They both improved to 3-0. Wakefield pitched a complete game on Saturday but got no help from the offense so he got the L. Sad for him. Monday was supposed to be Mr Donut Eater Wells but he is back on the DL so Lenny DiNardo got his second start ever. He did pretty well. He was helped by the offense though. Every time he fell behind he boys came back in the next inning to make things even again. We fell behind by 1 in the 8th on an unearned run and I thought the game was over with the bottom of the lineup batting in the 9th. Things seemed to be going as I thought when we got two quick strikeouts. Then youk scrapped out a single and I got some hope. I was hoping loretta would walk or get a nice single so we could get Papi to the plate. He did better then that. He sent a two run game winning shot over the green monster to seal the deal. Nice work.
So after two weeks of the season we're 9-4 on top of the AL East. Can't really complain about that. Also can't complain about the Yankees in last place.
I'm very jealous of Mr Jere. He gets to go to lot's of cool baseball games. For Patriots day he went to the Sox game and to see Pedro at Shea. Must be nice.
Tonight the Devil Rays come to town. Hopefully we can go the whole series without getting into a fight with them

3 comments:

Gnopple said...

Lenny's start was a good one. Rumor has it he's slated to start on Saturday (Wells's normal turn) against Roy Halladay. Should be a good test.

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