*Picture from yahoosports.com*
I got out of my all day meeting today, turned on the car, and prayed for good news: what I got was John Sterling braying about WHY did they throw Joba out of the game with a 5-0 lead late in the game.
Well, John, the guy threw two consecutive pitches OVER Kevin Youkilis's head: this one day AFTER Roger drilled the Munchkin for no apparent reason other than he doesn't like guys who were born after he made his MLB debut.
The picture I wanted to use I couldn't find: from what I read, Beckett was standing on the top step yelling and cussing up a storm at Joba. Nice job rook: you just caused Slappy to take one to the ribs next month when Beckett faces the Yankees. Throwing at a guy late in the last game of a series sweep: yeah, Beckett will just let THAT go.
As for the sweep, it happened. I'm not happy about it, but life goes on. Last Monday we led the division by 4 games: tonight we lead by 5. Seems to me like we have gained a one game advantage over the past 10 days. With roughly 30 games left, that's not a bad place to be. We lost by 2 runs Tuesday, 1 last night, and going into the 8th inning, we were losing 2-0 today. Sounds like Schill did his job, it's just the bats didn't do the same.
Tomorrow starts a new day, and a new series with the Orioles. We could be back to that 8 game lead by Monday.
Plus it's the start of the always welcome "3 day weekend".
You can't beat that.
Bubbles and Stuff.
6 days ago