Saturday, July 22, 2006

Tater Tots

5 home runs and a good start by Kyle Snyder in which he gave up 2 unearned runs powered the Sox to a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners, a win that widened their lead in the AL East to 3 1/2 games over the faltering Yankees. Way to go Blue Jays. The tater tots, in order, were Papi, Gonzo, Tek, Youk and Manny. Snyder came out for the 6th, but a twinge in his calf, which will not prevent him from pitching Wednesday, ended his night. Hansen came on, and as usual lately, his first inning was uneventful, beautifully boring. But when he's brought back for a second inning, and Tito knows this, bad things happen. This was the case last night, with Little Manny, rock steady, righting the ship until the ninth, when Timlin came in. A 12 pitch at bat by Ichiro led to the first out. 4 pitches later, it was over. And a good Friday it was.
Kason Gabbard, our fill in 5th starter who WILL NOT BE NEEDED this week because of the off day Thursday, takes the mound today. Get us through 5, we'll be OK. These are the numbers 4 and 5 starter games, and if we win half of them, we'll be fine until Boomer and Timmy get back. But after seeing Snyder's pounding of the strike zone last night, my hopes are higher than that. And thoughts of trading Mike Lowell for pitching? Sheer nonsense. It will not happen. I would bet this blog on it! And I like my blog. A lot.
Afternoon baseball today. Good stuff.

20 Comments:

At 7/22/2006 8:19 AM, Blogger ~**Dawn**~ said...

thoughts of doing WHAT?? who on earth would *ever* utter the words "trade Mike Lowell" for anything?!

 
At 7/22/2006 9:53 AM, Blogger Julie said...

i agree with dawn!! i never heard that rumor and i would NEVER think to do something like that! are these people out of their minds? our pitching has been fine despite injuries, and mike lowell is a super defensive player, a very solid hitter and an all-around good clubhouse presence. i love our team way too much. please don't change our infield.
-julie

 
At 7/22/2006 10:06 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

ESPN has been floating around the trading possibilities, which i think is NONSENSE. GO TO ESPN.COM AND LOOK FOR THE TRADING RUMORS. BUT THEO IS NOT AN IDIOT. BOOMER AND WAKES WILL ROUND OUT THE ROTATION WITHIN 3 WEEKS MAX. AND WE HAVE NO NEED FOR A 5th STARTER next week because of the off day Thurs. And Snyder was good! Sorry for the caps. And dawn, I'm still scared to go to your blog. i thought I lost my computer that day. So I appreciate you stopping by. I really do!!!!!

 
At 7/22/2006 11:05 AM, Blogger ~**Dawn**~ said...

i understand Peter. if you were wondering about my lack of presence recently, i had company visiting. ;-)

still reeling over even a rumor trading away one of my favorite Sox...

 
At 7/22/2006 11:54 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

KEY word Dawn....rumor...and after last night's Snyd performance, it is more of an example of fiction than anything else. Take care!

 
At 7/22/2006 2:51 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

i agree with you guys those are just rumorsi would be shocked to see that happen!we dont need to trade lowell for anything!
-kaylee

 
At 7/22/2006 3:09 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

It will not happen....in today's Globe, it said just so. NO WORRIES...Mikey Lowell is ours, until the end of October, with a trophy. And I never got your emaIL, KAYLEE.

 
At 7/22/2006 3:32 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

peter,
that is cause I never sent you one back but i DID GET YOURS TODAY!

 
At 7/22/2006 6:21 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

2-2 tie, and no one to have dinner wih..enjoy the game!!!!!

 
At 7/22/2006 6:28 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

Why is tavarez still in take out PLease!

 
At 7/22/2006 6:32 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ya got me! But we will win......I have to change and then I'll be back for the rest of the game...and I thought the score was still 2-2, darn it. It's not!!!!!!

 
At 7/22/2006 6:33 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Julia and blowing it belongs in the same sentence, sometimes...........and I meant blowing the game. Let's hope not.

 
At 7/22/2006 6:38 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

What was that between Coco and Agon someone should have had that ball.
You cant blame it on TAVAREZ 2 errors dont help
-ksylee

 
At 7/22/2006 6:41 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

He loaded the bases god TAVAREZ GET AN OUT!

 
At 7/22/2006 6:44 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

Lord TAvarez is giving this game up and SEANEZ IS READY IN THE PEN THAT IS EXCITING.

 
At 7/22/2006 6:49 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

5-2m seattle I say tavarez was fine in the bullpen talking to paps he did not have to pitch and just embaress himself
-kaylee

 
At 7/22/2006 8:05 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

We can't win them all, and look on the bright side....Lester, Beckett and Schill coming up. You are such a good Sox fan! Have a great night. The only way we could talk later is me talking in my sleep. By that I mean have a great night, Kaylee.

 
At 7/23/2006 2:24 AM, Blogger kaylee said...

I have no idea why i am up as it is after midnight here But Here is hoping lester can go at least 6 or 7 innings and have the lead so we can use TIMLIN VANBUREN OR HANSEN or possibly 2 of them to set up paps tomorrow sowe dont not have to watch RUDY OR JULIAN pitch again tomorrow.TIME FOR beD

 
At 7/23/2006 7:16 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Up late, huh?

 
At 7/23/2006 12:15 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

yeah Peter,
I was up until 3 am and wake up at 9 so i did not sleep to well last night!
-kaylee

 

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