Sunday, August 26, 2007

Streaking White-Hot Wakefield Befuddles The White Sox

Boy, is Timmy Wakefield on a hot streak! You remember the kind of streaks he's had in the past. He is unscored upon in his last three starts, 22 consecutive innings, and he won for the 11th time in his last 14 starts. And what great timing, too! He did not allow a hit between the first and 7th innings, and surrendered only 3 safeties in all. And yesterday the bats were roaring once again. The Sox collected 15 hits and scored 14 times to thoroughly humiliate the Chicago club yet again. Mike Lowell, thriving in the 5 spot, had another 4 hit game, and in a breakout game for Keilty, he drove in 4 men. This team is running on all cylinders as they prepare for the final game of this 4 game set. Then it's an off day leading to the 3 game matchup scheduled at Yankee Stadium. This is an exciting time for Red Sox Nation and Red Sox International, so enjoy every last minute of it.

Today, Julian Tavarez, so good for seven innings in his last start, will go against the ChiSox's Vazquez, who is 11-6 with an overall ERA of 3.66. He has been one of their most reliable starters, but the way the Sox have been hitting the cover off the ball and pitching lights-out, I say "Who cares?"

Changing subjects for just a second, and not that I'm looking past this afternoon's game, but this is from the Globe. I couldn't resist.....

"Barring any rainouts here (Chicago) or in Detroit over the next couple of days, the pitching matchups have been set for the Red Sox-it will be Andy Pettitte against Daisuke Matsuzaka in the opener, Roger Clemens vs. Josh Beckett Wednesday night, and Chien-Ming Wang vs. Curt Schilling Thursday afternoon.
It will be the first time Beckett has faced Clemens, the pitcher he idolized growing up in Spring, Texas."

So the season of 2007 marches on, shining and bright, starting at 2pm today. The lead is 6 1/2 games over New York, and the Red Sox have a major league leading record of 79-51. 32 games to go...let's win 20 of 'em.

Click on the title of this post for more on yesterday's unbelievableness, and enjoy your Sunday. Health and happiness to each and every one of you, my faithful readers. It's hot and humid here for one more day, but that's OK...it's August, and our Sox are looking like they could beat the world. And I can't wait. The team we love is loving us back. What could be better?

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