Thursday, June 22, 2006

Nats Slammed, Then Swept Out Of Fenway

*****16 HITS FOR SOX*****

This was wild, fun, and over early. Jon Lester was sharp. All his pitches were working, and for 6 innings, he owned the Nationals, striking out ten while alowing one lone run. David Ortiz ended the competition with a grand slam in the second inning. He became only the 3rd player in major league history to have 5 career grand slams in the same ballpark, joining Cecil Cooper of the Brewers and Ken Williams of the St. Louis Browns. WOW!! Mark Loretta had his second straight 3 hit game. Trot Nixon also added 3 hits, as the Sox batted a Ted Williams-like .404 in the series. Maybe the Nationals could move into the AL East? Please??
Rudy and Judy each threw 1 20 pitch inning, of course giving up a run in each. Little Manny D. was just fine in the 8th. And an day off today as well as Monday will provide needed rest and forgoes any need for a 5th starter. Thank you schedule makers, although the way the club is hitting, we have to hope a day off doesn't cool the lumber. Oh, and Alex Gonzales continued his improved hitting while providing the best defense in the league. He and Alex Cora are invaluable.....naysayers be gone!
I'll be back later with more this and more that. Thanks for stopping by.


At 6/22/2006 8:56 AM, Anonymous jonathan said...

so this it what the red sox look like when they all hit at the same time...fenway sweet fenway...i think lester is here to stay

At 6/22/2006 10:00 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...



Both are Horrendous.

At 6/22/2006 10:01 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Red Sox drop a team, the Yankees couldn't do.

At 6/22/2006 10:04 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

The Marlins could break Torre's Turkeys:

$16M vs $200M;


At 6/22/2006 10:51 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Jon Lester is here, a star, and he has the sheer talent, the dizzying array of pitches, to stay here, soon to be a 20 game sub 3.00 ERA guy. OUR GUY. And Michael, to me it's Rudy and Judy. That flows off the tounge nicely. If the game had been close, we would never have seen them appear.

At 6/22/2006 11:45 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

My planned Analysis of Pre Red Sox Mets, will be about who has the Slightly-More Competent Pitching Coach:

Roger Clemens is not in this picture, like I give a Flying F---;

& have added Giselle from Red Sox Teen Nation & Diary From Red Sox Nation, so I am approaching Julia & Rudy's ERA.

At 6/22/2006 12:38 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Good stuff ML.


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