Monday, July 10, 2006

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These are the type of losses that hurt the most. Up by a run in the bottom of the ninth, Paps time, and he couldn't get 3 outs. For the first time this season, Jonathon Papelbon gave up a run on the road. Blown saves happen. That doesn't make them any easier to swallow. And fast forward to the bottom of the 11th. Up 5-3, Javie Lopez gave up a double to Jim Thome. In came would-be savior Mike Timlin. Bang, zoom, right to the moon, tie game. And on and on it went. Hansen and Tavarez pitched wonderfully. Rudy Seanez did not. But it was the Chicago 'pen that held the Sox offense scoreless long enough for them to win it. And win it they did.
We enter the All Star break 3 games up on the Yankees. And that's just fine. Hopefully Curt Schilling's right arm, hit by a line drive, will be OK for his Friday start. Hopefully. Fingers are crossed. For Timmy's back, too.


At 7/10/2006 8:43 AM, Anonymous julie said...

hey peter
tavarez and hansen were great. francona said tavarez wanted to go out for a 5th inning because he was so rested. seanez, he really wasn't all that bad. 2 scoreless before he gave up the win. but it was nice to see so much good work from him and tavarez. those we thought we could count on coughed up the lead, and those whose names make us cringe pitched 6 total scoreless.
our guys need the 3 days rest. tonight, i hope papi wins the hrd, and tomorrow i hope the AL wins the asg!

At 7/10/2006 9:30 AM, Blogger Beazer said...

I must live in an alternate universe. I seem to be one of the only Red Sox fans not bugged by this loss.

Red Sox won the series and go into the AS break with a three game lead over the Yankees. Most of our guys get a rest and come back fresh on Thursday (when I'll be at Fenway!) against Oakland!

At 7/10/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Julie, you should have your own Sox blog. Your comments are always on the money. I would be a reader, too! And Cyn, I am dissapointed but far from devastated. Taking 2 of 3 from the White Sox IN their home park is a good thing. And as Julie pointed out so well, the bullpen guys that make us cringe were the stellar performers. The 2 we will count on all year, and with good reason, will be fine. Paps is human....I think. I'm sure if we were playing today and the situation was a save situation, he would be itching for the ball. Thanks for your continued visits, both of you!

At 7/10/2006 9:50 AM, Anonymous julie said...

cyn, i am a little annoyed that we lost, but by the time we did i really just wanted the game to end because the players were just so exhausted and we really had no more options for pitchers. i would have rather won, but you win some, you lose some. a 19-inning win heading to the asb would have been nice but i'm not at all worried
and peter, thanks a lot!!! that's a really big compliment to me =D. i would like to have a blog but i don't really want to pay for an mlblog because, well, i'm only 14 and i don't have a lot of money. is your blog free? maybe i'll try and get a blog here.

At 7/10/2006 10:02 AM, Anonymous jonathan said...

yea no biggie on that loss...i was encouraged by the pitching of the bullpen after the 11th inning...they did thier job, they pitched 7 scoreless innings, thats all you can ask for against an offense like chicago' it was a road series and we took 2-3

At 7/10/2006 10:20 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Julie, blogspot blogs are free, and sooo easy to set up. Email me and I'll give you the email addy. Right now, I have to check and see if I have the link. Then, you just click on "start my own blog...". I'll go there now to make sure I can give you the easy 3 or 4 steps needed. Hey, I did it. That means a chimp can! Although my vocabulary might be just a TAD better. I'm home till and I will reply with the link and stuff. You will love it! My email addy is available from my profile, on the right upper side of PRSF (Peter's Red Sox Forever). First and maybe last time I will use the initials.

At 7/10/2006 4:38 PM, Anonymous kaylee said...

HI Peter,
I agree With Julie.Tavarez pitched his heart Out.I am sure Tito was proud of Tavarez.But, I also agree that SEANEZ pitched well.The game had to end sometime you know.I want
David Ortiz wins The Home Run derby.But not mess up his swing.Anyways my dad is making me get off and read soon.He has this weird idea that us kids should read during the summer.Plus i would stay on here all day.I have to go so i can tak to JUlie later.TAlk later.


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