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  • August 14th, 2006

    Red Sox 8, Oreos 7–In 10 Innings Red Sox 11, Oreos 9 That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:31 pm in General No Comments

    Well, we held up our end of the bargain (sweeping the Oreos) Unfortunately, the Skanks didn’t, managing to salvage 1 game out of 3 from the Angels, so we are still 1 GB (2 for the WC) as we head into what will be our most dangerous (and telling) set of series of the season…It’s make or break time–3 against the Tigers, who STILL hold the best record in baseball (!), but have lost 5 in a row, and then FIVE in 4 days against the dreaded Skanks…we need to kick ass and take some names…

    Holy buckets! Yesterday’s game was far more difficult than it had to be, and I was actually very nervous in the 9th…Obviously Papelbon did not have his best stuff, and when the usually steady Alex Cora made that bobble, I thought we were dead. Fortunately, Mike Lowell made a brilliant play to end the game–which fits nicely with the brilliant play he made to start the game–his 5th career Grand Slam…

    Unfortunately, Jon Lester did not have his best stuff either–but managed to hang on for his 6th win…the fact that Daniel Cabrera was wild, kinda crappy, and could not find the plate sometimes, did not hurt either…

    Big Papi rested in preparation for the week’s festivities. He has only missed 1 game this season, so I think it’s safe to say he earned it…and Manny’s hitting streak ended at 27 games…

    Doug Mirabelli continues to RULE, hitting his 3rd homer in as many games first time in his career! Whoo Hoo! The Sox are 17-9 in his starts this year…

    Needless to say: After 24 pitches in two innings on Saturday and 31 in one yesterday, Jonathan Papelbon will not be available for tonight’s game. His 31st save tied him with Billy Koch for the third most ever by a rookie. And since
    everyone pitched yesterday except for Tavarez, (shudder) Seanez (shudder) and Timlin (shudder–depending on the day.) Josh really need to go at least 7 strong today-although a complete game shut out would not be unwelcome.

    Tonight: Josh Beckett vs Nate Robertson…46 games to go…and I want to win them all.

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