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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What's good for the goose.....

*Picture from the Boston Globe*

Complete game. 4 hits. 0 walks. 7 K's. 1 ER.

Should buy you the win, no? Not tonight: Beckett pitched his tail off, and the Sox lose 1-0. One pitch did him in: it just happened to be a home run.

What gets my goat is that Fausto Carmona, who we lit up like a Christmas Tree in Boston last year, has all of a sudden turned into Fernando Valenzuela this year. To his credit, he matched Beckett pitch for pitch, giving up 4 hits himself.

Games like tonight just harsh my mellow something fierce, and the Munchkin getting hit in the ribs AND having one go about 3" under his chin don't help matters.

Not much you can do after a game like this but tip your cap, check your marbles, and get ready for tomorrow. Beckett did his job, Carmona didn't give in, and you start praying for the Kansas City Royals to look like a major league club and beat the Yankees. As I type this, it's 2-1 Yankees, in the top of the 7th.

Something tells me we'll see Cleveland again in October: big difference is we'll have Father Curt back by then, and I don't care how good this kid looked tonight. You tell me we can run Beckett, Schill, and Daisuke out in a 5 game series, I say you better get your tee time scheduled, 'cause you have NO chance.

I'll take those 3 against any other rotation you wanna throw out there.

And Carmona: don't think Sr. Manny and Sr. Ortiz weren't taking notes tonight.

31 comments:

Tex said...

I'd rather take the loss now than in October

Ted D said...

You got that right Tex: not much else Beckett can do, though I know he'll be beating himself up over the HR ball.

With our lineup, that one pitch should not have made the difference.

This sucks.

Tex said...

but like I said...it was a truly pitching duel...Beckett was awesome but one hit giving one run...what do ya do?

CC said...

The poor little munchkin, and it sounds like Manny & Papi might be going back to school this fall with new notebooks!

KAYLEE said...

OK i just say go win tomorrow:)

KAYLEE said...

beckett is still the best guy we got

Stacy said...

Tough loss; I saw the score as Keith was flipping channels.

Sounds like the Sox and Cleveland are pretty evenly matched.

Mattie said...

Baby C and I were haning in the car last night after church, while Amanda did some fabric shopping at Wally-World, and I was crusing the XM channels, looking for the game. When I saw the score, I had to rub my eyes. Are you kidding me? 2 1-0 games in a row? The kid pitched great, it seems, but not great enough. Oh well...today is a new day.

CC said...

A car from NC just showed up on my street. Your state has nice license plates TD (can't top 'live free or die' of course ;)

Ted D said...

Wasn't me Carol: I swear!! Yeah, the Wright Brother's plane is a pretty nice plate.

Mattie, one of those games: just tip your hat and move along.

Rain Delay: they say it may start around 8ish.

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone....

Can't complain much about last night--the only way Josh woudl have done better was to throw a no-hitter--and it woudl have ended up in the hands of the bullpen away...

Nice to see the bats are semi lively today

Can't the Yankees lose, please?

Hope all is well!

Go Sox!

KAYLEE said...

These easy wins are the kind i like!

Ted D said...

Hey Christine: 9-1 in the 5th is pretty sweet. I'm in such a good mood about it, I'm not even checking the Yankee score.

Gabbard is really impressing me: they may have found a keeper.

Christine E. said...

Much better score now..:-)

and the Yankees are losing 4-0

Cool!

Ted D said...

Christine, you made my night: Kason needs to settle down a bit, as it's now 9-4.

And we need to score MORE runs: no mercy.

Christine E. said...

I guess we all spoke to soon...:-(

9-5 does not sound as nice as 9-1

Crap...

Ted D said...

He just lost it, for whatever reason.

I don't think he could have hit water if he fell out of a boat that last inning.

C'mon Julian!

Christine E. said...

and Batsh*T Julian shuts 'em down...

Whoo Hoo!

Ted D said...

JUUUUUUULIAN!!!!

I think his run as a starter will make him that much better in the pen.

Nice to know his arm is out there on nights like tonight.

Tex said...

ok Kason messed up my ERA tonight!!! :(

But good to see Norm is picking us up

Ted D said...

//But good to see Norm is picking us up//

ROFL Tex!

How's the big move in going?

And how are you? Better day?

CC said...

Uh-oh, a 3-run homer (12-9 Boston)

CC said...

That was an awesome out to end the inning!

CC said...

I guess that's why they do those stretching exercises LOL

Christine E. said...

Holy Buckets!!!

Did I just see what I think I saw??

Good thing I have Tivo...LOL

Good thing the Sox scored 3 more runs....

Good thing the Yankees are still losing...

CC said...

Manny - Psych!

KAYLEE said...

i just hope they saved some runs for tomorrow!

Ted D said...

Sorry I missed the comments: went behind the sofa when it got to 12-9, and Manny bails me out!

What a great win: love to see all the runs, and I hope Gabbard can take something positive out of this.

Mattie said...

How come I miss games like that? I see the snoozers with Joe Morgan, and miss a 12-9 game! C'mon!

Ted D said...

Bro, you missed a 14-9 game, not 12-9: thats just when I ducked behind the couch.

You REALLY need to get the EI package next year: just tell Amanda it's research for your Master's thesis: she'll buy that.

Mattie said...

I'm smiling, bro, I'm smiling, because you KNOW that ain't happening!

If I ever DO buy a sat. package, you know it's NHL all the way.