Monday, October 08, 2007

I LOVE This Team

I LOVE THIS TEAM. A simple statement. Case closed. Curt Schilling showed us all that he should be the game # 2 starter on Saturday....he was flat out brilliant. 7 innings pitched, 6 hits and ZERO runs allowed made for a memorable Sunday afternoon for Red Sox Nation and Red Sox International. Okajima and Gagne closed the game out, and the killing blow came in the 7 run 8th inning. But don't forget that 4th inning! Back to back towering home runs by Big Papi David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez helped power the Red Sox to an early and timely 2-0 lead, and from there the team rode the shoulders of starter Curt Schilling to victory. Theo, resign him!! And he should be our game #2 starter on Saturday evening, following Josh Beckett and preceding Daisuke and Wakes. CAN YOU HEAR ME, TITO???? LISTEN UP!!!!!! Theo Epstein said this.....

“He was carving on both sides of the plate,” said Epstein. “It’s so hard to execute perfection with that kind of command pitch after pitch, and he really did it. He was really an artist.

Perfection...I LOVE that word! The Red Sox pitchers put on a series-long clinic, holding the Angels scoreless in 25 of 27 innings and compiling a collective ERA of 1.30. Manny and Papi combined to go 8 for 15, with 4 home runs and 7 RBIs. Talk about the heart of the order! Mike Lowell, batting in the 5 spot, chimed in with 2 hits to lead a balanced Red Sox attack that was ruthless and unmerciful. THEY TOOK NO PRISONERS! The next stop is the American League Championship Series, and they'll face either the Cleveland Indians or the New York Yankees. If you ask me, I'd rather face the Indians, because we would overwhelm them. The Yankees play us tough. And Clemen's career seems to be over after an injury shortened 2 1/3 inning start.

HATS OFF TO CURT SCHILLING. You made us proud, big guy. And with 5 days off until game #2 on Saturday, you WILL be our starter. I just KNOW it.

Click on the title of this post for the Globe's Gordon Edes' look back at the series that warmed our hearts and made us so very proud. The 2007 Boston Red Sox. They're FOR REAL. AND THEY'RE OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!


At 10/08/2007 9:27 AM, Blogger ian said...

I agree with you. I really hope the rotation looks like this.

Beckett, Schilling, Dice-k and a healthy Wakefield.

At 10/08/2007 9:55 AM, Blogger Jay said...

Agreed. It's got to be Beckett, Schill, Dice-K.

They're just firing on all cylinders now - the extra rest Manny and Okajima had clearly paid off and Ortiz looks better than he has all year (which is saying something since he had his best statistical year ever).

All I know is I hadn't been as confident about a playoff series as I was for that series against the Angels. Hopefully they'll keep it up.

At 10/08/2007 10:17 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ian and Jay, I hope our rotation thoughts echo with Tito! LOUDLY!
Oh, what an afternoon that was! I'm still walking on air!!!!

At 10/08/2007 10:52 PM, Blogger Gerry said...

I'm with you, Peter!

At 10/08/2007 11:46 PM, Blogger Middle Relief said...

Good luck versus the Tribe. Pack some Off for the the games in Cleveland.

At 10/09/2007 6:32 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks Gerry! Now it's that long wait until Friday!

At 10/09/2007 6:33 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And MR, thank you for a season full of tremendous comments! You are a great fan of the game of baseball, and I appreciate that so much!


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