Unearned Run And The Marlins Are DONE
It's on to Tampa Bay ater this thrilling and frustrating win over the Marlins. Jon Lester went 5 innings, some smooth, some not so smooth. He threw 97 pitches. Julia Tavarez came in next. Why, in a close game does Tito go to this skirt wearing run giver, I have no idea. Timlin followed Julia's impersonation of a relief pitcher's outing, gaining the victory, with Little Manny doing just fine getting us to Paps, who earned his 25th save in 27 chances. He worked an inning and a third. HR bashers? Tek, Youk and Papi. And a sacrifice fly by All Star Mark Loretta brought in the eventual winning run, and created Paps time for the last 4 outs. And when it's Paps time, good things happen. And they did.
We now own a gaudy 50-29 record. That's even thrilling to type! Josh and Curt go in the first 2 games against Tampa Bay, with JJ, I assume, starting on Wednesday and Wakes on getaway day Thursday. And that sets up the rotation PERFECTLY for the 3 game set against the White Sox, with Lester, Josh in a nationally televised Fox game, and Curt, who should be but isn't going to the All Star Game. With his start Sunday, he most likely would not have pitched, but he deserves to be there.