Kyle Snyder, Red Eyed And Happy!
From today's Globe, and my comments to follow......
"With the Sox trailing, 8-6, despite home runs by Ortiz, Peña, and Manny Ramírez (No. 29), Francona turned to Kyle Snyder, who was supposed to start tonight's game but instead delivered 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. It was the longest relief outing of his career for Snyder, who was greeted outside the clubhouse with tears of joy from his mother, Sandy, and sister, Kate, who flew up from Florida for the game.
Sweetest moment of his career? Snyder, who has endured four arm surgeries, could not hide the redness of his own eyes. ``I'd have to say yes," he said.
Just another gift from Big Papi."
Peter here. Wasn't that just so sweet?? Thank you Kyle Snyder. You made us so proud. And thank you Big Papi, for getting him the win he SO deserved. We'll see you in the 5th spot, Kyle, until our Timmy Wakefield gets back. And then, welcome to the 'pen, as a valuable and NEEDED member in the bridge to Jonathon Papelbon. After Papi's walk off homer, I teared up. I'm just an emotional guy. And this to Boomer. We all know what hell you've been through just to get back to the mound. And we all know you'll be better next start, when the rust will be gone, and your pitches sharper.