Saturday, July 01, 2006

Streak Ends, but The Red Sox Defense MAKES HISTORY

Dontrelle Willis was too tough. Jason Johnson, our #5, was too rusty, too nervous or too terrible, putting us in a 5 run hole after 2. And the Marlins' pitching kept us down, beating the Sox 5-2. But the defense had another error free game, setting the MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD for consecutive error free games at 17. My oh my! And thanks to Kevin Youklis for making 2 tough pick ups on low throws, and a nifty play by Mikey Lowell at 3rd....both kept the streak of defensive excellence alive.
The story, on the Marlins' side, was the pitching of Dontrelle Willis. I've seen him better. I've seen him sharper. But last night he certainly was good enough. And coupled with the Yankees' win over the all too normal way overated Mets, the lead is down to 3. And that's good enough for me. Wakes goes tonight, as we start another winning streak and inch one game closer to the end of inter-league DH-less play. And that is also just fine with me.
See you later, ladies and gentlemen. And have fun at your Fourth of July festivities, whatever and wherever they may be. A special hi to J and K.

10 Comments:

At 7/01/2006 9:28 AM, Anonymous jonathan said...

had to end sometime, although i was hoping maybe for a couple games more

 
At 7/01/2006 9:56 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

We had to lose sometime. So it might as well have happened with the #5 guy going, and Matt will be back soon, with the walrus soon to follow, probably by end of July. After not seeing him, Matt Clement will be a perfect number 5 guy. And what if he is without pain and that translates into his first half '05 form? Sometimes what-ifs are fun. Would that be amazing, or what!!!!!

 
At 7/01/2006 10:45 AM, Anonymous julie said...

hi peter!
i'll be looking for you in the trees =]
no but seriously, the fact that our winning streak ended facing d-train and with a starting pitcher who was just DFA before we got him, that's not so bad. i was pretty skeptical from the beginning.
matt clement... boy i hope you're right. if he came back to his pre-all-star-break form from last year, what a starting rotation we would have! schill, beckett, wake, lester and clement. that would be pretty impressive.

-julie

 
At 7/01/2006 10:55 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

It often happens that streaks come to an end, when facing utter mediocrity:

Or if someone's in a fog;

Hence the nature of Streaks!

 
At 7/01/2006 11:21 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Look up and smile. And tonight is another night. Enjoy NH..the coming week will be hot and humid, until Wednesday night, when a cold front should bring those cool dry breezes from the great northwest Canada. When are you going? For the 4th holiday? If so, it will just be hot. But better there than down here in CT. I'm going to the golf tournament for a couple hours this afternoon. Hope the Mets get hot. Bye J.

 
At 7/01/2006 11:22 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And Michael, I was over at your blog just a few minutes ago. Always good stuff!

 
At 7/01/2006 11:30 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Thanks Peter:

This Errorless streak would be impossible if Edgar was still @ SS.

 
At 7/02/2006 1:22 AM, Anonymous kaylee said...

Michael I agree...but it came to an end tonight
-kaylee

 
At 7/02/2006 2:00 AM, Anonymous kaylee said...

Hi peter!
-kaylee

 
At 7/02/2006 6:43 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi Kaylee. The streak is over, but the Sox are on a pace to SHATTER the season mark for errors committed. Up late!

 

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