Giambi, Posada and AROD clubbed homers, as a quickly ineffective Curt Schilling lost a 3 run lead in the midst of his 100 pitch five inning stint. 9 of the last 20 batters to face him reached base, and the ball was put in the hands of the bullpen starting in the top of the 6th.
Good points? Papi was 4-4 with a homer. Mark Loretta went 2-4 and Mikey Lowell bashed one out. But the night belonged to Mike Mussina, who after giving up 3 runs in the first 2 innings became as stingy as a beer vendor in the Sahara Desert. All his pitches were working. And when it was the bullpen's turn, they did not dissappoint. Other than Papi's infield hit off Mike Myers, they worked spotlessly, Proctor especially.
So this was not nearly as much fun to write as yesterday's game summary. And time is dwindling-only four and a half months to go in the season (tounge-in-cheek humor). Are we one hundred knuckleballs away from another victory (YES!)? We'll find out. because there will be baseball tonight in the Big Apple. Weather will not be a factor until we make our escape back to Boston, where rain will be a factor right up until Mom's Day Sunday. So tonight? A great night to win and get outta town. Back home. Where we belong.