A perfect record at Fenway
9-6. Red Sox win! Perfect record at Fenway. Perfect record against the Stankees. Just sayin’…
“I just came in here thinking, ‘We need to find a way to win. I don’t care how we do it. I don’t care if it’s the ugliest win of all time. We need that win,'” Pedroia said, “but we played great, man.”
With a solo homerun to kick things off, Skippy (eek. Promised I wouldn’t call him that) Pedroia the SCORER (kind of rhymes) showed the dugout what’s supposed to happen when your pitcher sucks. Your offense steps up and starts nailing rocks. 3 hits. 3 RBIs of awesomeness.
Salty actually hit a double. A RUN SCORING DOUBLE to break a tie in the 5th. While I’m not convinced he’s the best guy to have behind the plate, he did actually contribute offensively and deserves some cred.
It was like the Papelbon of old, cold stare and all… and a scoreless 9th. I still have some concerns about Paps, but I’m putting him in the good column because he gave me something to jig about today.
A 2-run single in the seventh gave us some breathing room. Thanks, Drew.
Who DIDN’T get excited when he threw the pitch? Really? Who?
And boy, was he bad. He got the win, (which, after Lester’s stellar showing yesterday and subsequent loss is a bit depressing) but has now allowed runs in EIGHT of the NINE innings he’s pitched. WHY IS HE STILL NUMBER 2? He gave up SIX runs. SIX. So bad. John Lackey is just stressful. And no one knows why.
In order to avoid a drug investigation, he retires. Wow. The vengeful part of me that is still bitter about his horrendous attitude thinks this is hilarious. But all steroid scandals cheapen the sport and cheapen an entire team’s effort. Thanks, Manny, for disappointing us once again. It’s a shame. I was looking forward to wiping the bases with you come Tuesday. There’s always Johnny Damon. That is, if he can survive that crazy turf in Tampa!
“It’s just crazy, man,” said Ortiz, “That was the last thing I was expecting, for him to retire and go through all of that situation. I don’t really know the details, how everything went down. I’m just like you guys here. I’m just going to stop and wait for that stuff to come out. It’s sad, man, to see a player with that much talent and with an unbelievable career, to get him out of the game with negativity.”
And… we’re the underdogs once again. But hey, we’re used to it. Cheer extra loudly for me tomorrow, k? I’ll be on the river missing the whole game… I’ll be forced to catch up via highlights and sports blogs. Sigh… Clay Buchholz.
“You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.”
Yankees, start digging!
There’s a lot of staring in that clip. You know, like in baseball.