A Tough One For Tavy
I have to be honest with you........I was unable to watch the game last night. Those 10pm starts are killer for me. Maybe it was just as well, because Julian Tavarez had a rough night, and the 'pen was woeful, too. Five runs in the fifth inning put the Red Sox in a hole they just couldn't climb out of, and after Timlin gave up three more runs in the seventh inning, the sound of televisions being turned off echoed all throughout New England. Eerie and mournful sounds of defeat. It'll be nice to get back to Boston on Thursday. So very nice.
But the Sox are in good shape, even though Curt Schilling is peeved at young Theo for being held out for so long. I agree with Epstein, though. I think the rest will do the old man some good. But I DO hope he comes back before the All Star break. Well before. And the rumors about Mark Buehrle continue to swirl throughout Boston and Chicago. But those rumors indicate that there will be no deal. I linked a Boston Globe article that goes into the specifics, and updates us on the fortunes of Jon Lester, too.
Tonight it will be fresh from the minors Kason Gabbard facing the Mariners' Hernandez. Let's start another winning streak. PRONTO. Click on the title of this post for more on the late night goings-on in Seattle.
Congrats go out to first baseman Kevin Youkis. This is from the Herald of Boston.......
"With his 120th consecutive errorless game at first base, Kevin Youkilis [stats] broke Stuffy McInnis’ Red Sox record set in 1921."
Way to go, Mr. All Star to be. 120 straight games handling the ball dozens of times each and every game. THAT'S AMAZING! YOUK!!!!!!