Saturday, April 25, 2009
The Pitchers Duel That Wasn't
*Image courtesy of Yahoosports*
On paper, Josh Beckett vs AJ Burnett should be a 2 hour, 15 minute affair that ends in a score of 3-1 with everyone making their 7 o'clock dinner reservations with no worries.
Paper sucks. 16-11 Red Sox win in a slobberknocker with a Grand Slam by Tek, heroics by Jacoby, Munchkin and Bay, and topped off by a "I have no idea how that ball stayed fair" dinger over the Monster that I'm pretty sure grazed the foul pole hit by Lowell.
I'm now hoarse. From yelling in the car on the way home when Tek hit his granny so loud I scared the dude in the pickup truck with the Dale Earnhardt Jr bumper sticker so much he moved one lane over to me, Rakes and Trot AND me yelling "Get OUT ball!" when Mikey hit his homer, then willing Pap to just please get it over with in the ninth.
Games in April shouldn't make you consider buying a defibrillator for home use; but they still do.
Game 3 tomorrow night on ESPN; Buck/McCarver and Morgan/Phillips/Miller back to back.
I'm fairly certain they wouldn't even allow this at Guantanamo Bay.
Best part about today? Mikey's "Screw you" fist pump after Girardi intentionally walks Bay to pitch to Scenic.
Sometimes, the good guys really do win in the end.