Saturday, May 06, 2006

And One Makes Five

This one was easy. At least it was after Big Papi cleared the bases in the 6th inning with a single over the second baseman. That made the score, entering the 7th, 6-3, and there it stayed, thanks to 8th inning niceness from Mike Timlin and the usual, this time 7 pitches worth, from Jonathon Papelbon. The hero and MVP of this game, as well as the last 14 (see next post, coming soon to a blog near you) was Mike Lowell, who had 3 more doubles. He is on a blistering streak that has reached double digit games, and his diving catch of a Fahey foul bunt attempt brought the crowd to its feet. Good stuff Mikey.
Kevin Millar returned to Fenway, and was greeted by a standing ovation that he quickly silenced with a 3rd pitch line single. Welcome Kevin, whose batting average soared 16 points with his 2 hit effort. Schill did not have his best stuff, but he was clearly a match for these less than pesky Birds. What a difference a year makes. Last year they were tough against us. This year, so far, well, it's early yet, and I don't want to say anything that would change things. Funky knuckleball today, a beautiful Saturday. And a real good one to win, for Lenny DiNardo goes tomorrow, and who knows what will happen. But for now, all is calm, all is bright.

2 Comments:

At 5/06/2006 9:32 AM, Anonymous Faithy said...

We're just lulling you into a false sense of security.

Yea, yea, that's the ticket

But i gott give you one thing, you all really rally. . . even when you have the lead.

 
At 5/06/2006 12:40 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Love the enthusiam...signed, your bedding expert.

 

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