*Picture from the Boston Globe*
With all the buildup leading into tonight's game, you'd think it was the ALDS and not just another game in April. Of course I planned my day around 7:05 tonight, but I'm nuts so it's OK.
Apparently, the entire nation of Japan was watching, causing millions of Japanese folks to wonder why the little guy with the mustache called him "Matsuzaker"? Seems like Daisuke facing Ichiro is the Japanese equivalent of Ali vs. Fazier.
Well, 7IP, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, and 4K's usually will buy you a win: unless the other pitcher suddenly channels Nolan Ryan and flirts with a no-no through 7 innings. JD Drew finally ended that nonsense with a seeing eye single in the 8th, but Felix indeed was King tonight. 9IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, and 6K's. Not a whole awful lot you can do with that but tip your cap to a great game and move on to tomorrow.
Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has decided that tomorrow would be a nice time to dump a Nor'easter on New England. Doesn't she know Wakefield is scheduled to pitch tomorrow? If all these day games weren't enough, now I've gotta worry if they are even gonna get to play them.
Hopefully the game gets played. Hopefully Wakefield is spot on like he was last week. Hopefully the bats hit like Tuesday and not tonight.
Just for Corn Meal, I'm resisting the urge to reference "Shawshank Redemption" right now.
You have no idea how difficult that is for me to do.