Meet The Mets. Beat The Mets
*** LOVE LOVE LOVE FOR PETEY***
Oh what a night. But not for crisp efficient pitching. Soler and Lester were not sharp. Jon threw 76 pitches in the 4th and 5th innings alone, but he gutted it out and only allowed 2 runs in 5 innings while throwing 116 pitches.. The slow curve that struck out Wright ended his night, and thoroughly peeved Wright, so much so that he slammed his helmut in disgust. He was fooled by a beautiful 76 MPH curve, a thing of wonder. But while Lester was stuggling, so was Soler, who only lasted 4 and a third innings while giving up 10 hits. The Sox ended up with 15. The bullpen was it's usual shaky self, as Julia and Craig Hansen gave up solo runs. Timlin threw a 10 pitch 9th, giving Paps a well needed rest. 10 in a row. As sweet as it gets.
The crowd was involved too, and the night turned into a love fest, a mutual embrace for Pedro Martinez and the 1986 almost best team. One strike away, in fact. But that was 20 years ago. It's 2006. And Petey takes the mound tonight, facing our Josh Beckett. Must-see baseball. For those of you lucky enough to be going, and I know a couple of you, be safe, have fun, and come home hoarse. And bring our team in. I'll be doing my part, with a bunch of friends and the help of NESN. As we go for 11. Who'd a thunk?