The Wrong Brooms!
***FIRST TWINS SOX SWEEP SINCE '94**
***FOX 61 CT. GOES WITH YANKEES-NATIONALS OVER SOX-BRAVES FOR SATURDAY GAME***
Tim Wakefield has gotten 6 runs of support in his 8 losses. Yesterday was no different, for it wasn't until he was sitting in the dugout, in the 8th inning, that the Sox scored their three. And while most of the Twins' hits found the holes, or the stands in one case, the Red Sox saw a lot of baseballs ensnared in leather. Line drives galore, ground outs, double plays and line outs, all directed at one Twins glove after another. By the 8th, it was 4-0, but a threat of our own loomed. Nathan got out of a bases loaded no out situation with only 2 runs scored. He also gave up a run in the ninth, but Manny, hard luck Manny, struck out to end it and send his team out of town, out of Dodge, so to speak, and into Atlanta, where Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling are ready to break the hearts and souls of the Braves and their chanting fans
Did you see the shot Big Papi hit for a single? A SINGLE??? Yes, a single that, had it not hit a speaker, would have travelled 450 feet or so. Even the home club was embarassed. Burn down that cavern.
So onward. No time to recover, to lick our wounds clean. Tonight's matchup should be a good one. All 3 will be. But here in Connecticut on Saturday, we will not see the Sox. 55% of the country will see our team play the Braves, but we will be among the 24% that will see the Yanks play the woeful Nationals. Maybe channel 61 here in Hartford, the Fox affiliate for the entire state, forgot that the last time there was a Yankees Red Sox choice to be made, last Saturday, Muther Nature made the choice for them, providing rain in Boston and Yankee uniforms on TV. So Saturday will be a blacked out day for all of us here in the Constitution State. Bad move, Channel 61. Oh well, we'll have to win with no TV coverage. We've done it before, we'll do it again.
But all eyes will be on Jon Lester tonight. 7pm. Be there.