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  • August 28th, 2007

    Tonight: Red Sox vs Yankees Game 1:
    Can it get any better than this??

    Posted by Christine E. at 10:12 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    The Sox need to keep up the pressure, and ride the momentum of their 4 game, never-less-than- 10-runs-per-game streak…They need to step on Skankee throat and completely finish them going into September…it would be nice to be able to play without pressure for the month–and I will not fret when I go to Bermuda for my honeymoon next week…

    Lets break it down:

    Because the Skanks lost last night (in a GEM of a game where Mike Mussina got shelled for 9 runs, and then the bullpen came in and get hit for ANOTHER 7 runs–yep, that would be a glorious 16-0 score–The Skanks have not lost that bad on the road in 2 HUNDRED YEARS–Yep, 1907…HA HA…) So they enter the 3 game series with the Sox 8 games behind, and with a Magic # of 24…

    If…

    The Sox sweep: (how cool would THAT be???) It would leave the Skanks 11 games behind, and with a magic # of 18…

    The Sox win 2, Skanks win 1: It would leave the Skanks 9 games behind, and with a magic # of 20…

    The Skanks win 2, Sox win 1: It would leave the Skanks 7 games behind, and with a magic # of 22…

    The Skanks sweep: It would leave the Skanks 5 games behind, and with a magic # of 24…

    Bottom line: No matter what happens the Sox still still be the leaders in the AL East come Friday morning…whether it’s by the best case scenario of 11, or the worst at 5…

    I personally think the Sox will take 2 out of 3…

    It’s usually Big Papi and Manny who go together–But not this time. Mike Lowell and Big Papi’s contributions to the Sox this week did not go unnoticed, as they share AL Play of the week honor–so I guess that makes them co-players of the week…Garnering his 1st player of the week honors since being in the AL (got it twice in the NL) Mike Lowell batted .500 during the span, with a homer, 3 doubles, 11 RBI’s, hit in all 7 games, and had a .714 slugging percentage.

    Big Papi had 3 homers, 2 doubles, a triple and 8 RBI’s in 6 games, scoring 6 runs. He also hit .478 in that week…This is the 4th time Big Papi had received this award.

    Tim Wakefield was also in the running for the award with his stellar performances last week, going 2-0, with a ZERO ERA, and having11 strikeouts over 14 innings…

    Looks like Lester is doing a little better–unfortunately, its only A ball… In his start on Sunday, Jon Lester went 6+ innings, only allowing 1 run on 5 hits, while striking out and walking 4…

    Tonight: Daisuke Matsuzaka once again faces Any Petttttittttte in NYC, as he did back in April (he won then…) Hopefully his run support will be better than it has been in his last few starts, as he is playing no run support guy this season… 1st pitch is 7:05pm. Thankfully I have MLB Radio, so I will not have to listen to those geniuses over at YES…

    Let’s do this…

    One Response to “Tonight: Red Sox vs Yankees Game 1:
    Can it get any better than this??”

    1. Ted D says:

      Game on! I’ve been antsy all day: bottom of the first, and while it was 3 up, 3 down, all three were well struck balls, so I have hope.

      Loved the post and the reality check: this series is MUCH more important to the Yankees. THEY have to play catch up this year, and no way does it happen. I agree with your prediction of 2 out of 3, with the better chance coming tomorrow and Thursday.

      However, to me, Daiuske and Pettitte is a wash, so hope for the sweep.

      Hope everything is going well,

      Ted

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