Guy on top? You expect big bombs from him: guy on bottom? He hadn't seen one of his hits leave the park since June 20th. Today, both of 'em helped the cause in 11-1 series sweeping win over the White Sox today.
JD got it started in the second inning with a solo home run, and Papi's came during a 4 run fifth inning. Bobby Kielty hit his first HR as a Sox player in the 6th, joining the hit parade with a 2 run shot, and the rout was on.
All year long the Sox have gotten by on excellent pitching and timely hitting: finally, in late August, the bats have caught fire and are seemingly on one of those beat down modes that make for a runaway September. This weekend, we saw what can happen when great pitching tag teams with a devastating lineup: 46 runs and a 4 game sweep.
All I could think of this afternoon is how dejected the Yankees must be while in Detroit: knowing the best they can come home to is a 7 game deficit to face the best team in baseball.
Only now, the best team resembles the ringer team in the local beer softball league: running up the score, flirting with your girlfriend, and flipping you off at the same time.
Come Friday of this week, my greatest wish is that the Boston Red Sox have pounded the final nail into the coffin of the New York Yankees 2007 season.