Friday, May 18, 2007

Game 2: Sox Take Care Of Business With 4-2 Victory Over Tigers

***SHEFFIELD CALLS OKAJIMA "The best lefthander I've ever faced."***

What a day! 2 wins over the American League champion Detroit Tigers made for quite a sweet May 17th. In the opener, a 2-1 Sox win, Julian Tavarez pitched 7 strong innings and the Darkman, Hideki Okajima, threw a quick 8th, leading to a 10 pitch save for Paps. In the nightcap, Curt Schilling was off his game but managed to labor through 6 innings, throwing 118 pitches. I hope he's OK. That's 2 uninspiring starts in a row. Donnelly and Lopez combined to pitch a clean 7th and 8th and then it was time for the Darkman again. And Oki was up to the challenge. He earned the save with a 15 pitch 9th. He has been simply amazing, and after whiffing Sheffield, the hated (by us, at least) slugger called Okajima, our Darkman, "the best lefthander I've ever faced." WHERE ARE THOSE OKAJIMA T-SHIRTS?? Ya gotta love the guy!
So the Sox go to a hairaising 28-12 as they prepare to face Atlanta. And as Ian mentioned yesterday, something that I did not agree with, the Sox have placed Josh Beckett on the 15 day DL. He is scheduled to pitch on May 29, in effect missing 2 starts. It's better to be safe than sorry, and my apologies to Ian. His blog is listed on my link list under "Sox and Dawgs."
Atlanta comes to town tonight for the first of 3. It will be Anthony Lerew versus Devern Hansack. 7PM at Fenway, weather permitting. In fact, the weather will be unsettled through Sunday morning, with the best chance for a postponment tonight. Oh, I HAVE to mention this. The Yankees lost yesterday, and our lead is up to 9.5 games. And that's a nice way to end this happy bundle of words. Click on the title of this post for a "state of the Sox" article from the Courant's Jeff Jacobs. It's titled "This team may scalp the AL East." Have a great Friday, everyone!

7 Comments:

At 5/18/2007 10:05 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Ya gotta love a lights out performance from your #5 starter, only 2 earned runs from your struggling Ace and a part-timer stepping up with the glove and the bat! I love the doubleheader sweep!

 
At 5/18/2007 11:01 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ya got that right! And don't forget the Darkman, our Hideki Okajima...2 games, one hold and one save, and Sheff (being smart for once!) calling him the best lefthander he's ever faced. I'm so proud...when will those tee-shits be printed? I hope there will be a Darkman shirt.....but anything Oki is so well deserved...look at the ERA!!!!!!
Have a great weekend...not much of a chance for baseball tonight at Fenway. our blog friend Peter

 
At 5/18/2007 11:03 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I meant "YOUR" blog friend Peter, amidst other spelling miscues. The Darkman lives, and he's annhiilating the opposition. And RSN loves him.....

 
At 5/18/2007 11:15 AM, Blogger ian said...

apology accepted. I just sent you an email but my thinking was when they moved wake to monday and synder had been pitching this week, that they would have to call someone up. logic pointed to Beckett going on the DL and Hansack or Gabbard getting called up. the only way hansack could come back up this quick is if someone was placed on the DL. my guess would be that Hansack or Lopez will get sent down to make room for Gabbard.

 
At 5/18/2007 11:17 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hey Ian...congrats on number one, and I just left a couple comments on your blog. If you can make this rain go away, there might be a game tonight......but you, like I, are human...I don't think it's possible. 28-12......nice! Thanks! Pete

 
At 5/18/2007 11:19 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And readers, don't forget to check out Ian's blog....it doesn't get any better.......

 
At 5/18/2007 11:20 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

OHHHHH...Ian's blog is called Sox And Dawgs....look to your right under links. Thanks Ian..

 

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