Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Paps Is Human After All!

This one was signed, sealed and delivered. It was 3-0 after 1 inning, 4-0 after 3 innings and 4-2 after 7 tremendous Curt Schilling innings. Bravo Curt! Way to go! And in the 8th, the steady lefty, Hideki "the Darkman" Okajima put 'em down 1-2-3. And according to the bullpen plan when the Red Sox are ahead in the 8th and the 9th, the Darkman was followed by Jonathon Papelbon, who promptly gave up a 2-run bomb to Travis Buck. 4-4, the crowd mute, stunned, silently shocked. The Sox didn't score in the bottom half of the inning, and Brandon Donnelly came on for the 10th. No dice. Double-double, and what was to be the winning run crossed the plate. The heart of the Sox order came up empty against Huston Street, and it was over. Quickly, too suddenly.
Josh Beckett goes today against the A's Chad Gaudin. The page has been turned, and the Sox are going for the split. Paps has been so automatic....it makes losses like this so much tougher. We'll get 'em today.
I linked the Edes' Boston Globe article....access it by clicking on the title. Thanks.

9 Comments:

At 5/02/2007 1:09 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

That was a painful one, but like you said..."the page has been turned!"

 
At 5/02/2007 1:35 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I, and we, have to turn that page.....thanks Kristin

 
At 5/02/2007 1:37 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Yeah, I was hoping he wouldn't show his humanity this early in the season, but hopefully, that was the one exception to his perfection rule.

 
At 5/02/2007 2:36 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

Well, I guess he's human, after all.

 
At 5/02/2007 2:51 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks Sul, and Jess, I haven't heard from you in so long....I hope you're well...we go so far back!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I will always be a fan!!!!!!!! Peter

 
At 5/02/2007 3:55 PM, Blogger Coral said...

He isn't human, he is just being nice to make us mortals look half decent.

 
At 5/02/2007 5:48 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Half decent? Hi Coral! I wish he hadn't bothered....Super 'pen was fine by me!

 
At 5/02/2007 5:49 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Able to leap other opponents at a single bound....oh well......tonight's the night, as Neil Young said....thanks for the comments.........

 
At 5/03/2007 7:10 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And we won! The Darkman shined once again!

 

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