Friday, May 11, 2007

Do You Feel Like Running?

This is from today's Globe, and then I'll be back with the obvious other part of the equation that makes our 2007 Boston Red Sox SO good.......
"Our guys have been so confident when they take the mound, starting with Josh [Beckett] and Curt [Schilling], and you see Dice-K making all of his adjustments to get back to where he needed to be his last time out. Our guys work very hard for this." These are Tito's words...
"We really like our lineup, but it starts and ends with pitching."
Francona also believes the team is playing well defensively. One thing he took from this road trip, which featured domed stadiums with artificial surfaces, is that the Red Sox no longer seem out of place.
With the rotation, Francona said, "That gives you a chance to win every night. It takes the heat off the bullpen."
There is also the expectation that J.D. Drew (.257, 2 HRs) will hit and Julio Lugo (.227) will become more consistent on offense. The Dustin Pedroia-Alex Cora platoon at second is working well with both contributing at the plate. Mike Lowell (.303, 7 HRs) is off to an excellent start. David Ortiz (.310, 8 HRs) is hot. Manny Ramírez (2 for 4 last night, bumping his average to .250) is starting to get his swing back. Varitek (.272) has also found his stroke. Mirabelli made a game-changing play last night when, after Frank Thomas struck out with the bases loaded, he picked Troy Glaus off first base to end the first inning. That changed the complexion of Wakefield's outing.

"This might be a team that can run away with it."
You see, my title made sense! And yes, running would be so great, right through the very end of October. And the bullpen? "Our Pen Pals?" WHAT MORE COULD WE ASK FOR? I have a feeling of confidence, but I do know it's only May 11th. I ask you, my faithful readers, to comment about exactly how YOU feel on this gray Friday May 11, 2007. A year, just maybe, to remember. FOREVER. And the weather for the upcoming 3 game series at our Fens will be fine, just fine! That's a promise!


At 5/11/2007 10:18 AM, Blogger Suldog said...

The boys sure do look swell, don't they? And it's lovely baseball weather. Life is good.

At 5/11/2007 11:00 AM, Blogger Carol said...

I'm hoping that the Sox continue their streak thru Mothers' Day!

At 5/11/2007 11:44 AM, Blogger ian said...

They are making the games fun to watch.

And even Don & Remdawg are having a lot of fun in the booth this week. Especially with the combover guy last night.

At 5/11/2007 11:45 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Carol, did you say Father's day? I can dream, can't I??? And Sul, yep, this is so much fun! And Rems and Orsi do make it fun, Ian, especially when the video of a team molten hot matches their happiness.

At 5/11/2007 4:42 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

What a great time to be a Red Sox fan! It's hard to believe 20% of the season is over, but time flies when you're having fun. I loved the strike'em out, throw'em out play last night ... those kind of plays can be so important.

Let's just keep enjoying it as long as they keep it going. Roll on mighty Red Sox, roll on!

At 5/11/2007 5:43 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Roll e'm roll 'em roll 'em.

At 5/11/2007 6:57 PM, Blogger laura said...

You all make me jealous when you talk about the games since I don't get NESN. I'm glad I get to watch it tonight but really, the Orioles commentators do NOT compare to Don and Jerry!

At 5/12/2007 6:57 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Laura, isn't there something you can do? That MLB package or something? If I can help, let me know. All you need, I think, is cable and/or sat. Good are an A list fan!!! That I KNOW!!!!


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