NO SWEEP FOR YOU!!
And that comes straight from the Sweep Nazi's mouth. You might not have met the Sweep Nazi, but perhaps you are aquainted with his cousin from NYC, the Soup Nazi. He wanted me to tell you that he was sick of the Royals coming in here to Fenway and winning games the Red Sox should have. So I took his words and stuck them in the title of this post. That you Mr. Sweep Nazi.
Yesterday was a love fest for newly discovered starter Julian Tavarez, who is Julia no more. The crowd was appreciative of his efforts from the time he spent warming up in the bullpen until his final pitch in the sixth inning. He left after going 5 1/3 and allowing three runs. A lead that was kept safe by the suddenly stingy Boston 'pen. 9-3 final...we take one of three from the "forever for this year" departed KC Royals, and no sweep for them!
An off day looms today, and beyond I see the future. The future is filled with wins and losses, but not enough of one and too many of the other to change the way things are right now. But it will be fun this balance of September and the first few days of October. Papi hit number 48 yesterday, and each time he strolls to the plate I get the feeling that lightning will strike. Strike soon. With a boom!