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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

THAT'S what I've been waiting for.


I debated on whose picture to use for this post: you had Manny, Papi, Mikey, and Lugo going yard to choose from, and truthfully, any one of the 4 would have been a good choice.


In the end, I had to go with Daisuke, who, in my opinion, pitched his best game as a member of the Boston Red Sox. 7IP, 5H, 1R, 3BB, and 8K's. He never ran into the trouble he's found himself in the past 4 games, and except for a Lyle Overbay home run, pitched a scoreless outing. The fact that Overbay should have gotten one in the ribs is beside the point right now, but all in all, it was a VERY impressive outing.


Donnelly pitched a 1-2-3 8th, and Joel Piniero pitched the ninth, giving up 2 meaningless runs. Matsuzaka showing he can be dominant goes a long way in easing my mind about the starting rotation: Beckett has been lights out, with Schilling and Wake being extremely solid. If we can count on Daisuke to do what he did tonight, that takes the burden off Tavarez for now, and Lester for later, on picking up the slack. All they need to do is give the team 5IP and keep them in the game.


22-10 on May 9th is more than I could have asked for: the Yankees are still lurking, but if the Sox keep pitching like they are, Steinbrenner's stormtroopers have a LONG road ahead of them.


And I can honestly say, even taking the 2004 team into account, I've never had as much fun watching a team play ball as I am this team: the Papi/Matsuzaka handshake/hug after his night was done just confirms it.


Wake vs. Doc Halladay tomorrow: I ain't gonna sweat it tonight. I'm gonna enjoy this win and worry about tomorrow when it gets here.

26 comments:

HorshamScouse said...

Didn't get to see more than an inning or two but it looks like Dice-K's adjustments he talked about are working and the bats, up and down the lineup, are doing the business.

Now if they just bring that mojo for Timmy we'll be set.

You getting proper sleep yet?

Tex said...

The boys better get those homer bats they been bringing to the park for Wakey. I wanna make Doc have to take a shot of whiskey to get through his nightmare we're gonna bring em

Carol said...

Ted - Ditto on it being a fun season to watch! Hope you're looking less like a raccoon these days lol.

Ted D said...

John, Remy said last night that whatever he did between his last start and last night, you can bet he'll do it again. Great outing last night. I actually slept about straight hours last night for the first time in forever, so hopefully I'm turning the corner. Thanks for asking: much appreciated.

Tex, hopefully they can keep hitting tonight, but Halladay is not easy: the way they are hitting lately is great to see.

Hi Carol: still looking racoonish, but not quite so much. Hope you and Baby D are well.

scott h said...

Ok Jr this is good BUT I can get this is the sports page. How about we wade just a little deeper,maybe enough to wash the dirt off the bottom of your feet.

Nothing extreme like our friend Newt.

scott h said...

Now tht Kaylee is gone I need something to keep me coming back.You know something that makes me so mad I have to write or so funny I can't wait to get on.

Ted D said...

Scotty, the blog is called RED SOX DAD. It's a baseball blog, specifically the Red Sox. 99.9% of what I write about is gonna be the Red Sox. Woodward and Bernstein I'm not: And I can guarantee that in the OKC paper, the Red Sox get about 3 lines of coverage.

Sorry, you wanna go deep, you best go over to Raisin Bran's. Best I can do.

However, I am working on a non baseball (mainly) post I'll put up sometime after the game.

scott h said...

Oh Jr, you are one extreme or the other! I didn't say DEEP. I just said a little more than Thumbleleena's bath water!

Ted D said...

It is what it is bro: no apologies from me.

scott h said...

You sound like a hard callous man tonight.

Tex said...

Wait....Ted's treading in deep water????

::digging out my waders from the closet::

Mattie said...

Wait...Ted's a Sox fan? Really? I hadn't noticed.

Tex,Ted's about as deep as a mudpuddle. Scott's just trying to rattle his cage. He's in rare form tonight, it seems! Bub, I'm looking forward to reading all your craziness tonight.

Ted D said...

Sorry Bub: don't mean to be a downer: I think the lack of sleep is causing a serious headache that I've had all day.

8-0 Sox, bottom of the 4th: FINALLY some run support for Timmeh.

Tex said...

i think a pud muddle is about as deep as we're gonna get with Ted...and it'll be abit hard to decipher..

Ted D said...

Now Tex: that's not very nice of you.

I think Scott's thimble reference is more accurate.

Tex said...

i sorry tedi...you're just too easy to pick on :)

scott h said...

Ok Jr. Im trying to get some material for you. Watched the last My name is Earl and now the Office. Screaming my fool head off. Man those shows are full of little matties and teddy's

Ted D said...

I know Texas, I know.

It's OK: it's just like it was growing up with my other sisters! :)

Ted D said...

Bub, watched Earl once and have never seen the office. Earl's brother does remind me a little of me, I have to admit.

scott h said...

How come I haven't heard you ranting about the Vitamin water commecial with Ortiz.

Ted D said...

You talking about the one with Urlacher? Very funny. It's sad that one of the best players in the game can't get a big time product endorsement.

MLB does the WORST job of the 4 major sports in marketing it's players.

Mattie said...

Bub, I've been trying to get Teddy to watch The Office forever. That show is CLASSIC!!! And Ted, you do kind of remind me of Randy, Earl's Brother.

ER....wait...that means I'm Earl?

Ted D said...

YES! You are Earl, trying to correct all your past wrongs while I'm Randy, bumbling my way obliviously through life: this may be the most perfect analogy for us I've ever heard.

KAYLEE said...

hey i dont go away that easily.jeesh i am not even here yet I get my name mentioned?

KAYLEE said...

dont make me come back!

Carol said...

I love The Office. And Earl & Randy - your new nicknames!