Sunday, April 09, 2006

38 Special

It looks like our number 38 is back, back with a bullet. Seven strong innings from Schill, set-up relief by the book from Timlin, and a lights out ninth yet again from our young gunslinger Jonathon Papelbon all combined for a 2-1 victory over the struggling Orioles. In the entire 2005 seasons, the Sox were 2-22 in games where they scored two runs or less, so yes, this was a biggie.
With Foulkie rounding into shape sooner rather than later, the bullpen looks good indeed for eighth and ninth inning work, the kind of work expected when your starter gives you a quality seven. And yesterday, it was Tek with the bat and the defensive play of the game by Gold Glove candidate Manny Ramirez who provided the extra spark. And so yesterday, at least at the ballpark, was a rosy day indeed. More please! Now put it over the plate where they can't hit it, Wake, and then it's time to go home. We're waiting, and we'll be on our feet cheering until our voices grow ragged as you take the field Tuesday afternoon. Happy faces? More than 38,000 of 'em.

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