Saturday, July 21, 2007

Lugo And Crisp Power Red Sox Win

The Boston Red Sox won for only the fourth time since July fifth Friday night, as a three run fifth inning triple by Coco Crisp and a grand slam in the eighth inning by the resurging Julio Lugo acounted for the 10-3 final score. Josh Beckett, not sharp but good enough for six innings, was credited with his thirteenth win of the season. Mike Timlin, unscored on in his last fourteen plus innings, Okajima and Piniero pitched scoreless ball for the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. What a bullpen this Boston club has! All in all, a very satisfying win. But it didn't start that way!
JD Drew, batting with two men on base in the first inning, hit a ball that clearly bounced off the wall ABOVE the red line. It was a home run.....no doubt about it. But the umpires huddled, and when they do that, they usually get it right. But noooooo....Drew was awarded a double, one run scored and Manny was out at the plate. Tito went nuts, as he should have, all to no avail. So until that Crisp-powered uprising in the fifth, it looked like the Red Sox would continue to be plagued by a lack of the big hit. But not last night!

Kason Gabbard tries to make it two in a row this afternoon on Fox. He will face the lefty John Danks. Lefty versus lefty at Fenway Park. May the better Sox win......the red ones. And this is from the Globe, all about the importance for a lefty of a late afternoon Fenway start......

"He (Gabby) might get an assist from the sun, thanks to a 3:55 p.m. start. Especially with lefthanders -- the White Sox also are throwing a lefty, John Danks -- Fenway's late-afternoon lighting can make it tricky for batters to pick up the ball."

Curt Schilling is slated to pitch three innings for Pawtucket tonight. He can't come back soon enough. And with the Yankees' loss last night, the AL East lead is back to 8 games. And that's good.

Click on the title for an article from the Boston Globe about Kason Gabbard's start this afternoon. And let's all hope that Jon Lester will be on the mound Monday, starting in place of Julian Tavarez. The Sox would have a much better chance at winning the ballgame. And that's what it's all about, isn't it? Comments, please? Have a wonderful, healthy and happy weekend. Red Sox Forever. And ever.

19 Comments:

At 7/21/2007 7:39 AM, Blogger CC said...

Good post-win morning Peter! I missed a good game last night. Yay for Coco & Julio, and what a shame for JD & Tito.

If Curt can't be pitching in Fenway yet, then it's good to hear that he's pitching in Pawtucket at least. And here's to some K-sunshine for today :) Have a great weekend, with some more Sox wins thrown in it!

 
At 7/21/2007 7:52 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

As good as you thought my post was, and I wrote it early, I loved your comment even more. I can't add a thing. Go K-sunshine! Have a great weekend, my Red Sox friend. Comments like yours make it all worthwhile....

 
At 7/21/2007 7:56 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hey C......"K-Sunshine"...what a great nickname! Almost the opposite of "the Darkman," which never caught on here, but it sure did in Japan. Thanks C!!!!!

 
At 7/21/2007 8:58 AM, Blogger CC said...

I was thinking of you and "The Darkman" during the Pride game last night. They announced someone had left their car's lights on, license plate BLKSHDW.
I thought it was along the lines of Darkman. Did you ever get a vanity plate for your new car by the way? And I love K-Sunshine - I think you have coined another good one! Let's e-mail Michael at the Herald now ;)

 
At 7/21/2007 10:07 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

The Darkman lives! Just a little east of here (JAPAN). And I've had a v-plate for many years. PETE.N.....

 
At 7/21/2007 10:09 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And you do the emailing for me...he (MS) gave up on the Darkman.....after all the votes from here and Japan.......Oke Doke is OK with me. I hope our Sox can string together some wins....starting today with K-Sunshine.

 
At 7/21/2007 10:29 AM, Blogger Beazer said...

Hey Peter, I'm curious as to how you feel about Timlin these days! :)

 
At 7/21/2007 11:04 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi Beaz!!! Mikey T. has been lights out...what a bullpen we have! Now if...if...if we can only keep hitting, the world is ours! Great to see you...Peter

 
At 7/21/2007 11:28 AM, Blogger BoSoxBuzz said...

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At 7/21/2007 11:30 AM, Blogger BoSoxBuzz said...

Hey Peter thanks for the comments on the new Blog really appreciate it!

I hope you get a chance to check out my home website and forum as well.

Tell me what you think and I will add your Blog to my site list on the Main website at www.bosoxbuzz.com and my blog as well thanks once again for the comments!

-Peace and Happiness, GO SOX!

 
At 7/21/2007 11:34 AM, Blogger Collective Thoughts said...

Go red sox awesome score actually watch this game good game i picked!! Yankee got there butts kicked last night too...HAHAH...HI PETER

 
At 7/21/2007 11:44 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi CT!
And bosoxbuzz.....I like your site...couldn't find the links, but I'd be glad to add you!

 
At 7/21/2007 11:45 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

NEVER MIND BUZZ------found it...is that the addy you want here?

 
At 7/21/2007 11:53 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

BSBuzz...I added your link! Everyone, let's wish K-Sunshine a great game! And the bats, too!!!

 
At 7/21/2007 12:07 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

how are you?

 
At 7/21/2007 1:02 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I will not have K Gab in my TV Market, today:

Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!

Mets Dodgers on FOX in my neck of the woods;

That Mets-Dodgers Game is in HD;

Your FOX Game, is NOT in HD, after checking the FOX Sports Site.

 
At 7/21/2007 4:23 PM, Blogger BoSoxBuzz said...

Thanks for my Blog link add..I also have the main site if you wouldn't mind the add...

www.bosoxbuzz.com

Ugh sox down 1-0 go Wily MO!

Thanks Pete!

 
At 7/21/2007 4:44 PM, Blogger BoSoxBuzz said...

Thanks Peter!

 
At 7/21/2007 7:13 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

You're welcome!! Red over white Saturday!

 

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