And One Makes Five
This one was easy. At least it was after Big Papi cleared the bases in the 6th inning with a single over the second baseman. That made the score, entering the 7th, 6-3, and there it stayed, thanks to 8th inning niceness from Mike Timlin and the usual, this time 7 pitches worth, from Jonathon Papelbon. The hero and MVP of this game, as well as the last 14 (see next post, coming soon to a blog near you) was Mike Lowell, who had 3 more doubles. He is on a blistering streak that has reached double digit games, and his diving catch of a Fahey foul bunt attempt brought the crowd to its feet. Good stuff Mikey.
Kevin Millar returned to Fenway, and was greeted by a standing ovation that he quickly silenced with a 3rd pitch line single. Welcome Kevin, whose batting average soared 16 points with his 2 hit effort. Schill did not have his best stuff, but he was clearly a match for these less than pesky Birds. What a difference a year makes. Last year they were tough against us. This year, so far, well, it's early yet, and I don't want to say anything that would change things. Funky knuckleball today, a beautiful Saturday. And a real good one to win, for Lenny DiNardo goes tomorrow, and who knows what will happen. But for now, all is calm, all is bright.