The Birds Fly Into Boston...Bye Bye Birdies...BEAT LA!
Those Orioles from Baltimore are in Boston to play a three game set starting tonight (Tuesday). And yes, it will be muggy, hot and humid, at least for game one. Some relief is in sight for the Wednesday and Thursday evening contests, relief in the form of a cool front which will march through the northeastern states sometime Wednesday afternoon. The humidity will go down to tolerable levels and the temperatures will back off by 15 degrees or so. Yesterday here in Connecticut, those temperatures topped out at about 97 degees F. That's too warm for this time of year. And on that sizzling note, here are the pitching matchups for the first place Boston Red Sox (40-26) and the last place Baltimore Orioles (31-31)...
Daniel Cabrera (5-2, 3.98 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett (6-4, 4.07) tonight
Garrett Olson (5-1, 3.86) vs. Bartolo Colon (3-1, 3.91) Wednesday
Jeremy Guthrie (3-6, 3.40) vs. Jon Lester (4-3, 3.50) Thursday.
Notice that 5 of the 6 scheduled starters have ERAs in the threes. The lone exception? Surprisingly, it's Josh "Baseball" Beckett. But he missed the later stages of spring training and his first two starts with a back injury, and right about now he should be ready to regain his overpowering mound stability. So watch out and bye bye, Birdies. Please be advised that because of the Celtics/Lakers games on Tuesday and Thursday nights, the Sox games on those nights will start at 6:05 pm EDT. The Sox are on the road for the duration of the NBA finals. So tonight, let's root for the Sox and that team in green...the Boston Celtics, as they take a two zip lead into the city of angels. The basketball games will be televised on ABC and ABC HD and the Red Sox games, of course, will be shown on NESN, our "always there" window to the world champions. So your plate will be full of Boston sporting events tonight, and that suits me just fine, thank you. Have a great Tuesday, stay cool if it's hot and warm if it's cold (where, where??), and as always, be well. Click on the title of this post for a full preview of the upcoming trio of games between the AL East rivals. Thanks yet again for popping in. Pop often!