Red Sox Take Two From The White Sox
For the first time in more than 50 (!!) years, the Boston Red Sox scored 10 or more runs in both ends of a doubleheader, and they beat the Chicago White Sox 11-3 and 10-1. As ChiSox manager Ozzie Guillen put it, rather classicly......
"Twelve hours of my life I wasted and I'm never going to get it back," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Tough day for everyone. I think that's one of the reasons they're in first place and we're in last."
Peter here, and very well put, Ozzie. Josh Beckett labored early, but pitched into the sixth, giving up three runs. The 'pen, in the form of Lopez, Okie and Timlin, did the rest, keeping the White Sox run total stuck at three. And the Sox bats awoke, scoring 4 runs in the 4th and 6 more in the eighth and ninth.
Game two featured the return to form of Curt Schilling, and that is HUGE for the future of this ballclub. From the Courant....
"I stayed out of the middle of the plate more than anything," Schilling said."I wanted to command both sides of the plate and mix it up. I think we're starting a nice little push. I think everybody is doing their thing and it's a good atmosphere here."
Peter here, and I think so too, Curt. Schill went a strong six innings, giving up 2 hits and only one run. That's the Schill we know and love. The batting star of both games was Mike Lowell, finally put into the five spot behind Manny, a place in the lineup that JD Drew could not call his own. Papi also came up big, with two game two home runs. And the 'pen went another three strong innings, with Delcarmen, Snyder and Gagne snuffing any remaining life from the last place Chicago team. Oh, about those Yankees. They were delayed by more than four hours because of heavy rain in Detroit and lost 9-6 in 11 innings, so just like that, POOF, the lead is up to 6 1/2 games. And it certainly is a sweet Saturday morning. So I hope you enjoy it.
Today, the hot Timmy Wakefield takes the hill, and he'll be facing Mark Buehrle. It should be a good one, and it's on Fox at 3:30. The more distance we put between ourselves and those pinstripers, as the first of two three game series with them looms, the better. As Curt said earlier, the club is playing well on all levels, and if yesterday was a good indication and Schill is back strong, watch out. EVERYONE!
I'd love your comments....please. And click on the title of this post for more on the merriment that was a Red Sox Friday in the windy city.