A Lumber Fest For The Boston Red Sox
14-3 Boston Red Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays. I like that score. No worries, no pacing or no nothing but smiles and Friday night enjoyment. Jon Lester was in total command, going six innings with a huge lead and giving up two runs (in his last inning) on four hits. He walked two are whiffed six. He's great. It was just the kind of game the team needed after four straight losses. Here's the Boston skipper, Terry "Tito" Francona, who won his 900th game last night...
“We kind of needed that. Playing with a lead was really good for us tonight. We had a tough series. I know we kind of move on, but it was nice to let everybody relax a little bit and have a little bit of success.’’
And here's Youk, who will be able to rest his ankle during the All Star game. That's a blessing. You see, there's a little good in just about everything...
“We’re not trying to keep afloat, we’re trying to win. There’s no trying to hold down the fort. It’s not like that. We’re trying to go out and beat the opposition. There’s no trying to take two out of three. We’re trying to win every game.’’
That's the spirit of winning baseball and right now Boston cannot afford to fall further back in the AL East standings. Bill Hall was the hitting star of the night with four hits including two doubles and a home run. Mike Cameron showed all of us that he's not hurting anymore, too, with a multiple-hit game including a home run. And today, Boston will try to make it two in a row with "five-runs-per-game" John Lackey going against the 5-6 Morrow. May the force be with them. Oh yes, in not so good news, Victor Martinez' thumb is taking a lot longer to heal than the original estimates predicted. He'll have it examined any day now along with Pedey Pedroia and Jason Varitek to determine exactly where the healing process is for each of them.
You can click on this post's title for more Sox news circa Sports Illustrated and I wish you the very best of weekends. Thanks for stopping in to my little corner of the "blue nowhere" and as always, BE WELL. Oh, I almost forgot. I ordered a new computer from the Mac store to replace this five year old antique. It's an IMAC with a 21" diagonal wide screen and just about all the bells and whistles. I'll tell you more about it when it arrives at my door and I have it hooked up. I can't wait. See ya.