Thursday, August 17, 2006

Boomer Good Enough. And That's Just Fine!

Last night would have been a tough one to lose, what with the off day today. But David Wells was good enough, the bats came alive when we needed them, and the bullpen closed it out the way they are supposed to. A hold and a save. And in his last three starts, Boomer is 2-1 with an ERA of 2.75. Not shabby for an overweight pitcher in his early forties.
Coco Crisp had the huge hit, a 6th inning double that scored two and put the Red Sox ahead for good. Papi hit his 42nd home run, a high drive that just cleared the wall and might have been caught had Ordonez been in a little better position. We'll take it! Just as we'll take this day off to lick our wounds and rest the arms before that team from New York comes into town. Hey Orioles, beat 'em again tonight. Their lead in the loss column is down again to three games. Doable. Oh yes.
Late reports from the Herald last night put Erik Hinske in a Sox uniform for the rest of the season. With the uncertainty surrounding Trot Nixon, another left handed bat is a good thing. Enjoy the off day everyone. Thanks to last night's win, I know I will.


At 8/17/2006 9:05 AM, Blogger John said...

// another left handed bat is a good thing//

Agreed but a left-handed pitcher (or an any-handed pitcher for that matter) would make much more sense. Pitching wins penants and pitching wins postseasons. The sooner the Astros give up the ghost on the postseason and give up Clemens the better. Then Roger could have one last tilt at the WS windmill and go to Cooperstown in a Red Sox cap!

At 8/17/2006 9:09 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Agreed. But what we gave up to get Hinske, money and a player to be named later, would not have gotten us a pitcher capable of doing us any good. The up side with Hinske is big. Thanks for the comment.


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