Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sox Beat O's Again DESPITE Mike Timlin

The Boston Red Sox were breezing in this one, up 6-1 going into the bottom of the ninth in Baltimore. But Mike Timlin had other ideas. A three run home run and three singles later, it was 6-5 and Lopez was pitching with two outs. Thankfully a ground ball to Alex Cora ended it as the Sox continued their mastery of the O's. They are 12-1 against them. Brace yourselves, but take that 12-1, combine it with the 16-2 record against the National League, and, well, you do the math. Not me!
Papi went 0-4 and stands at 48 home runs. Plenty of time. Which is more than I can say about his team. The Yankees are looking stronger and deeper with each passing day. We'll get 'em next year. But there is plenty left to savor in this fall-like month of September. A championship? Not this year. Not this Red Sox team. We root for Papi and his soon to be 50. And smile.

11 Comments:

At 9/13/2006 10:00 AM, Blogger John said...

Hi Peter. I contrived to miss the near-meltdown last night. I'd been in Baltimore since 2 pm and in the beautiful Camden Yards since it opened at 5. With the Sox up 6-1 going into the ninth, I thought it was safe to leave. Doh!
I had seen Timlin throwing against the padded wall near the left field foul pole during BP. He looked rather sad.
Forecast for tonight's not good for Wake's first start.

 
At 9/13/2006 10:34 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I'm of the opinion that Wakes AND Manny should be rested and not used the rest of the year. I mean, why rish futher injury, especially with Manny's knee.

 
At 9/13/2006 11:19 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Do you go into withdrawal after the season is over?

 
At 9/13/2006 11:30 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

& it's time for Timlin to retire.

 
At 9/13/2006 11:58 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Me retire? ah.......there will be plenty of off season news, plus I like writing about the everyday odd and strange goings on that seem to follow me like a news feeder for the next day's post. Gee, where'd that come from?

 
At 9/13/2006 12:06 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And ML, you may be right. But if he prepares, and if he is used in a smart way next year, which will affect the game appearances that he is focused on, he could be, COULD be, a one inning every couple or better yet three day not in a save condition pitcher. By then, the closer's role will be in focus.

 
At 9/13/2006 12:49 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Wow, that sorta made sense. I just put on the 9/12/01 show on HowardTV..amazing stuff. Bye.

 
At 9/13/2006 8:33 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

peter,
the wrist is good actually.It is feeling better(if that makes sense.)
-kaylee

 
At 9/14/2006 10:48 AM, Blogger Amy said...

I would like a job where I could pitch for one inning, maybe two every several days and the rest of the time I could SIT ON MY BUTT. Oh, no, wait, that IS a job like mine. Scratch that. This gets old!

 
At 9/14/2006 11:29 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

But Amy, you'd be much more enjoyable to watch, on the mound, in a Sox uniform, than Mike would ever be. Just my opinion, expressed with a smile.

 
At 9/14/2006 11:30 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And what would we do on your off days? What a dilemna......

 

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