5 To 1 Baby
It seemed that yesterday the Boston Red Sox were in a hurry to catch their Boston-bound plane, so much in a hurry that sloppiness and errors abounded in their 5-1 loss to the D'backs. And Mike Timlin didn't help much either, as his 8th inning throwing error led to 3 runs, and put what was a close game out of reach. But Randy Johnson was determined NOT to be beaten......he looked so much better than he had the past 2 years for the Yankees. His back seemed to be fine, and it showed yesterday with improved velocity and location in his pitches. Both he and Daiske went 6 innings, and it was a 2-1 game in favor of the Arizona club after those 6 frames. It wasn't to be yesterday for the Sox. But what could have been a disasterous road trip turned into a 3-4 one, and that's OK. Their record is 40-22, and that still looks good even after their recent losing streak. They're back at Fenway to face the Colorado Rockies, starting Tuesday evening. Can winning ways be far behind?
Click on the title of this post for an article by the Boston Globe's Nick Carfado on why the Sox should re-sign Curt Schilling for next year. The article originally appeared in yesterday's Globe, but for all of you who missed it, it's good reading.
And about that last Sopranos episode.........I have it on my DVR in Hi-Def and I'm trying to avoid reading or hearing about it from a myriad of sources this morning. I'm watching it a little later today, and I'll have my thoughts posted immediately afterwords. Until then, enjoy your Monday, and be safe.