The Atlanta Braves And The Boston Red Sox Split A Pair
The first game was a thing of beauty as Daisuke Matsuzaka baffled the Braves with an assortment of pitches. It seems that he gets better and better with every start. Maybe he's getting used to the firmer feel of the American baseball. Maybe the communication between he and his catcher, Jason Varitek, is getting better. I think it's a combination of the two. But whatever it is, watching him pitch is so enjoyable. And the feeling that a victory is inevitable reminds me so much of when Petey took the mound in his prime. You just know that if the Red Sox score 3 or so runs, that'll be enough. Game over...Sox win. No nervous pacing or hand wringing is necessary. And that is fantastic!
Game two was one I was unable to watch, so I'm going to be brief. It was raining. 14-0 Braves. The only effective pitcher for the Sox was JC Romero. Smoltz was lights out. Period. Turn the page. Done.
Today another tough matchup looms, as Tim Hudson, 5-1, takes on Kason Gabbard. Hudson and the Braves have the on-paper edge, but you never know with this sport called baseball. And the games are not played on paper. I do know one thing. I miss Josh Beckett and I want him back. SOON.
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