Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Boomer Busts, Snyder Shines, Papi Walks Off And The Red Sox Win

Wow. The Big Man did it again. For the 5th time this season, the Red Sox had a walk off victory because of our MVP David Ortiz. The night started out well, with Boomer being unscored on in the top of the first and Manny hitting a 2 run home run in the bottom of the frame. But that's when the cracks and rust started appearing for David Wells. Cleveland scored 5 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings, and after the Sox, who hit the ball hard in just about every inning, had come back in the 4th to take a 6-5 lead, Cleveland put the KO punch to Wells with a 3 run 5th. He was gone, not to be seen until next Saturday, after 4 2/3 innings.
On came star number 2 for the Sox. Kyle Snyder showed us all why Tek, who was hurt early with a twisted knee, had been raving about his stuff. He kept the Indians off balance, and allowed no runs and one hit through the remaining 4 1/3 innings. And then there was Papi. With 2 men on in the 9th and men on 2nd and 3rd, the Indians made a mistake in not giving him an intentional free pass, loading the bases. When will these teams learn? Not soon, I hope! Home run....walk off win. As Coco said, "In Boston, the game ain't over until the big man swings." And swing he did. He becomes the first Red Sox player in team history to have 105 RBIs in July. And the 2nd player in team history to hit 14 homers in the month of July. Wonder of wonders. That's our Papi.

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