Let's Play Two!
Saturday baseball times two is scheduled today, if it stops raining. Here in central Connecticut the rain was of a much more scattered nature than for points east, and that includes greater Boston. If we do get the games in, it will be Daisuke Matsuzaka and Dervern Hansack going for the good guys. The Yankees DID play yesterday, and it's a good thing they did because they lost to the Mets and are now ten games behind the Red Sox. That's the first time the Yankees have been that far back since Joe Torre took over as their skipper in 1996. And that ten game lead for the Sox marks only the third time a team has had a double digit lead after playing only 40 games. I'm looking forward to the next 40! Aren't you?
Josh Beckett might not be headed to the disabled list after all. If he is ready, he might make a start this week. I hope the club is careful with him, for if that piece of skin rips open again, who knows how long he'd be out. I don't even want to think about it, but I know the club will do the right thing.
So it's Daisuke Matsuzaka versus Andrew Lerew in game one, and we need to win it. We'll be facing the always tough John Smoltz in the nightcap, and that's never easy. So enjoy! And click on the title for Tony Massarotti"s Boston Herald article.