September 12th, 2007
I was sitting at my desk last night doing some work, and watching the Sox being crushed 8-1 in the 4th inning, thinking that they were in big trouble, and pretty much resigning myself to the fact that they were going to lose their 1st series to this team they have not lost against since god was a child. And, since I am in my home office, I was watching the game on Gameday, rather than on TV (which was on in the other room). And as a fan watching their team creep back into the game with 4 runs in the 4th, 3 in 5th, and a 6-run 6th, are there ANY better words on Gameday than:
In Play run(s)
In Play no out ?
And throughout the remaining innings of the game, We saw it ALOT, as the Sox scored FIFTEEN runs, including 4 solo shots-one from Jacoby Ellsbury (on his 24th birthday no less), JD Drew (no, not a misprint), Big Papi, and Dustin Pedroia (who tied the score at 9.) in the final 5 innings of the game to win it, which reduced the magic Number to a lucky 13–and kept the Skanks at 5 games (since they won as well–their 6th in a row…) And with this win, the Sox will still be a 1/2 game ahead on Monday morning–even if everything goes to hell in a hand basket….
In a game where Tim Wakefield did not make it out of the 4th inning, giving up 7 runs (2 of which were allowed to score by Kyle Snyder) and every member of the Sox who played got at least 2 hits (yes, even JD Drew and Sir Julio the Useless) except for backup catcher Kevin Cash–But he got 3 RBI’s, 2 on a single, and 1 on a sac fly…It was nice to see the Sox come back from such a deficit, which has not been a common occurrence this year…And it was the 1st time in 7 years ( Sept 21, 2000) that the Sox have come back from being in a hole 7 runs deep….
Never thought we would get to this.: Matt Clement may see action yet. He was supposed to throw a side session before last nights game, but the rain derailed that plan. So now he will throw today, and then face hitters in Sunday…No timetable on when he will see game action tho…
And you are probably wondering why there is a picture of Youk above-As I have been saying all year–he looks like Rip Torn (“Agent Zed”) with that kooky goatee…well, here you go… It’s UNCANNY…and it good to know that if Youk ever wants an acting career after he retires from baseball…
Tonight: Jon Lester, coming off his sensational shut out performance last week, takes the mound in the final contest of this 3-game set against Tampa Bay. He is opposed by Edwin Jackson, who really kinda sucks (4-14) which means he will throw a no-hitter tonight. 1st pitch is 7:05pm