26-0........that's the record the Boston Red Sox have when scoring 5 runs or more. The first place Boston Red Sox, I should say. Yesterday it was Tim Wakefield's turn to benefit from a patented Red Sox run explosion. This time it happened in the 6th inning, just after a 3 run 5th put the Rangers up 4-2. BOOM! ZAP! Fueled by hits from Youkilis, who is now proud owner of an 18 game hit streak, Manny, who had 4 hits and looked so good at the plate, and Coco Crisp, the Sox struck back. Bigtime. And by the way, when is JD Drew going to start hitting? No one knows, but I hope it's soon. After the outburst it was 7-4 Sox, and the 'pen, in the form of Lopez, Donnelly and a save-earning Papelbon, took over from there. Game over. Go home Rangers. Don't let the door hit ya where the Lord split ya!! The Sox win and move to a staggering 33-15. Here's a little Manny-ness from the Herald. Hark the heralded upcoming hot streak? We all hope so. Read this.....
"In two games of this series against the Rangers, Ramirez is 6-for-8 with a triple, two doubles, three singles and two walks. He has reached in 8-of-10 plate appearances and came within a homer of the cycle last night."
Peter here...those are sweet words and stats. And there was yet even more great news yesterday. Josh "Baseball" Beckett is all set to start against Trot Nixon and his Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. The Indians will be facing our top three pitchers, so it would be extra nice to see Tavarez spin another good one today. The Darkman didn't work yesterday, so he'll be ready to do what he does best whenever he's needed.
So on this eve of Memorial Day 2007 everything is good for the team we love to love. Please say a prayer for all those men and women who are overseas serving their nation. By doing so, they make us proud.
And click on that oh so nice title above for something more on the game. Something Boston Herald-ish. From Tony Massarotti. Enjoy your Sunday, and don't forget this. 3pm baseball coming up. We go for the sweep.