Boomer Tonight...The Way It Will Unfold
To me, there are two different ways David Wells will dictate how this game goes. In scenario number one, he gets bombed in the first inning with a couple walks and two base hits, but does get out of the inning giving up only two runs. We don't score in the bottom of the inning.
Inning two for Boomer, and he's back to where he was, loading the bases with two sharp singles surrounding a walk, and then a long wall ball double scores two, with men on second and third. The next batter hits one out and Wells is pulled. Sox end up losing 6-5, the bullpen doing its job while the offense had the tying run at the plate in the botton of the ninth.
Now, that's NOT how I want it to go. In scenario number two, what happened in the first inning happens again, with 2 runs scored for the Jays. But the Sox do score, in the first, to tie the game at two. An 8 inning game coming up. Wells settles down, with any mine drives hit, but hit right at us. Through 6 innings, Boomer has given up 9 hits, all singles except for a solo home run. He has given up 3 runs. Sox end with their newly designed high horsepower bullpen shutting down the Jay's while the offense scores 5. SOX WIN.
Like I said at lunch today..."I'll have a number two, please."