Saturday, July 08, 2006

'05 Champs, Meet The '04 Champs

Or what's left of the 2004 champs. In many ways, we're better. In some, not so better. But last night, riding the arm of Jon Lester and a solid outing from the 'pen, and the long shot power by Big Papi to start the game, and Mikey Lowell to end it, the White Sox saw some of the reasons why the Boston Red Sox are in first place. And with Scott Kazmir pitching against the Yankees today, our 3 game lead may grow. But we have to win first, and the game is a national Fox broadcast. But more on last night.
Alex Gonzales, our defensive wizard at shortstop, is a defensive specialist no more. He can do anything. Going 4 for 4, his average, at .284, is creeping closer and closer the the .300 mark. And David Ortiz, with his 30th home run yesterday, has pushed past Carl Yazstzemski for the most homers by a Red Sox before the All Star game. And at 84 RBI's before the break, he has tied Manny's mark, with 2 games to go. In the bag, as they say. Cake and pie.
This afternoon's game will pit the non-long ball giver-upper Josh Beckett vs. the always tough Freddie Garcia. I see a victory ahead, in the mist that is my mind. And hey, it's so nice to be back. I know I only missed one day of posts, but the 36 hours without internet access seemed to me to be so many more. Miss me?


At 7/08/2006 1:27 PM, Anonymous kaylee said...

Glad to see you back
GO sox

At 7/08/2006 1:38 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Wow, you are so great to comment. AND the game is on for you. Nice! Is Julie watching? I'll be back at 2 (11 your time). So great to be back on line....I was stranded!

At 7/08/2006 3:11 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Welcome back Peter.
Such a great game last night, and it's looking like a good one so far today.
Woo hoo!

At 7/08/2006 4:10 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

8-5, now. May that be the final!

At 7/08/2006 5:39 PM, Anonymous julie said...

hey peter
nice recap, and i agree that this is a better team than the 2004 team. we have a similar offense, two aces on our staff plus a solid wake and the pleasantly surprising lester, a lights-out closer, plus now we have an amazing defense as well. therefore, this team is better than the team that won it all two years ago.

At 7/08/2006 7:03 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Therefore, I agree. And I did hear the end of the game...PAP time! Have a great night Julie, and say hi to kaylee. And Cyn's live blog was fun!


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