Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rain Forces A Fenway Twin Bill On Saturday

A persistantly moderate rain wiped out any chance of Friday night baseball at beloved Fenway Park Friday night, so there will be a Saturday separate admission (of course) twin bill. The first game will start at 3:55pm EDT and the second at 8:35pm EDT. And it will be a scramble to clear the park of the first crowd and allow crowd #2 to file in. If the first game goes into extra innings, I shudder to think of the traffic situation in Boston. This is what someone who was there had to say about last night's eventual postponent...

“They thought approaching gametime we might start on time, and when we obviously weren’t, they kept every 15-20 minutes giving us an update, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. Then it was progressively getting worse and it was supposed to get worse, so that’s when they started checking on other options."

Peter here, and we have to hope to win two. The bullpen is rested, heck, EVERYONE is rested and ready to go. The weather here in north central Connecticut will have intermittent showers ending in the mid-morning, with sun and clouds for the afternoon. In fact, I just looked up at the sky (at 6am), and there are absolutely NO clouds to be found. Guess where that clearing is headed? To Boston, which is 94 miles northeast of here, and since weather systems, non-tropical ones, that is, move from west to east, it's a sure thing that ANY inclement weather will not interfere with either game. The pitching matchups will be Jeff Suppan ready to face Daisuke Matsuzaka in the afternoon and Dave Bush versus Timmy Wakefield in the evening. May the force be with us to win two. For all the latest Sox news, just click on the title of this post. And GO SOX. Be well.
P.S. Mets win...Yankees lose...

7 Comments:

At 5/17/2008 11:22 AM, Blogger Rooster said...

Looking for a couble header sweep!

I just found out from Fenway West that Okajima has a hurt wrist! Not goign on the DL, but won't be available today. That's not good.

Just our daily injury update, right?

Thanks for sending the clear weather our way Peter!

 
At 5/17/2008 12:17 PM, Blogger gingerly said...

That is not good, Rooster. Peter, let's hope we win two, as you say. Gonna be a long day.

 
At 5/17/2008 4:24 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I hope so, Rooster and Keith. After a 30 pitch first inning by Suppan, it's one nothing good guys. Okie seems like he'll be OK, but who knows?????

Roost, I knew the weather would clear...that's one benefit to living west and a little south of Fenway. Now let's WIN TWO! One at a time while saving the 'pen....

Thanks guys!!!!!!

 
At 5/17/2008 4:25 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

But as soon as I typed that, a double for the Brew Crew. As you said Keith, it'll be a long day, and HOPEFULLY a good one.

 
At 5/17/2008 7:15 PM, Blogger gingerly said...

What station is carrying the second game?

 
At 5/17/2008 7:19 PM, Blogger gingerly said...

Why do I ask before looking? NESN. Hope I'll be able to see it. The guide doesn't look hopeful. At least we won the first game. Bet Papelbon hated that homer. But he got the win. And yay Ortiz!

 
At 5/18/2008 5:57 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Keith, he was smiling when the game ended. And that home run was not a cheapie. BUT WE WIN TWO!!

 

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