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  • May 18th, 2007

    Red Sox 2, Tigers 1,
    Red Sox 4, Tigers 2:
    Sweeping the Doubleheader

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:56 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (5)

    It’s always fun to win 2 out of 2–even if it doesn’t happen very often–It usually seems to work out that the game that the Sox has the least chance of winning (like game 1 yesterday) is the game they win, and then the other game, which the Sox have a much better chance of winning (like game 2 yesterday) is the one they usually lose in spectacular fashion…Since 1970, the Sox have played 43 day-night doubleheaders–and this win 1/lose 1 has happened 21 times; 14 times the Sox won ’em all, 8, the other team…

    And with the Skankee loss to the ChiSox, that would be 9.5 games….tehehehe…..if the Sox can take at least 2 of 3 (a sweep would not be unwelcome) next week that will REALLY be cool…tehehehehehe…

    And what about BatSh*t Julian’s line from yesterday afternoons game? giving up 1 run over 7 innings of 4 hits ball, while walking 4 and striking out 3…and he credits battery mate Doug Mirabelli: “He came to me and told me, ‘Remember last year, what we did in Toronto, we attacked the hitters and we worked really fast…I want you to do the same thing. Challenge those guys with a lot of sinking fastballs. Get a quick out, less pitches, and you’ll be effective.’ Mirabelli, he was a big part of it today.” Julian may not be the best pitcher in the world–but his heart is as big as he is…and that counts for something…

    Curt Schilling’s line, while, not horrible, was not enough to get him the win in last night’s contest: 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits, walking 4

    While we all saw it coming, we were all kinda hoping it would not come to this–but it did: The Sox have put Josh Beckett on the DL, retroactive to Monday. If all goes well, he will only miss 2 starts, and is scheduled to return May 29th to pitch against Cleveland. This move to the DL also allows the Sox to call up tonight’s started, Devern Hansack, who was just recently sent to Pawtucket to allow Javier Lopez on the roster….this is Josh’s 10th time on the DL, the 7th for skin related issues…

    Tonight: Devern Hansack returns to the bigs to take the mound at 7:05pm to kick off Interleague Play against the Sox “natural rival” (yeah, OK) Atlanta..Anthony Lerew will pitch for the Braves…

    Have I ever mentioned how BOGUS I think Interleague Play is? That is what the World Series is for…duh…but if we gotta play it, let’s hope the Sox go 16-2 like we did last year…

    5 Responses to “Red Sox 2, Tigers 1,
    Red Sox 4, Tigers 2:
    Sweeping the Doubleheader”

    1. Ted D says:

      HI Christine: could not have scripted yesterday any better. Great job by Julian and Hinske in the 2nd game. I HATE to see Beckett go on the DL, but if they can nip this thing, now is the time to do it with the 9.5 game lead.

      Hope you are well.

    2. Carol says:

      I’m with ya Christine – Not a fan of the interleague play either!

    3. michleg says:

      Hi Christine:
      a Sweep of the Day-Night DH in Boston, made my day;
      A dramatic come from behind victory by the Mets Over The Cubs 6-5, after being down 5-1 in the 9th;
      Yankees Lose to Chisox;
      I land a ticket for August 31st vs Baltimore @ Fenway Park;
      I call it “My Quintuple”;

      Have an AWESOME Weekend;


    4. Christine E. says:

      Ted: It’s great when the players who are not the stars get their momemnt in the sun–if it wasn’t for them, the Sox would not be in the position they are in now..:-)

      Thanks for your comment, Carol, and Welcome to Boston Red Thoughts!

      Good to see you around Michael…and congrats on your Fenway tickets–you are so lucky!

      Hope everyone is well…

      Go Sox!

    5. laura says:

      Interleague play is only good when the Sox are winning. Like you were saying, as long as this year is like last year it won’t be too bad at all.

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