Friday, July 24, 2009

Will Fenway be Friendly? We'll Find Out

The Boston Red Sox are back at Fenway Park starting tonight at 7:10pm EDT. They'll be playing the Baltimore Orioles tonight, Saturday and Sunday and all of Red Sox Nation and Red Sox International hope they can find their hitting shoes. It's almost as if they're using a Wii controller in their hands instead of real lumber. But I KNOW they will start to bash the ball soon. JD Drew and Big Papi David Ortiz spoke about exactly that...

“I think you do press at a certain point. It’s frustrating for us,” Drew said. “For myself, it’s been one tough swing after another. The thing is you don’t want to press, but there comes a point when you get some pitches to hit and you hit them hard and get nothing to show for it . . .what can you do?”

Here's Big Papi...

“Gotta keep on playing, bro,” said David Ortiz. “Can’t give up now. It’s crazy, man, especially for a team as capable of hitting as this team. Things are not happening. That’s baseball.”

And here are the pitching matchups for the three game series with the Baltimore Orioles...

Friday...Penny (6-4) vs. Bergesen 7:10pm EDT
Saturday...Lester (8-7) vs. Guthrie (7-8) 7:10pm EDT
Sunday...Smoltz (1-3) vs. Hernandez (2-2) 1:35pm EDT

We need to sweep 'em but I'll take two out of three as a last resort, I guess. Have a great Friday and a terrific weekend. You can click on this post's title for a Jim Ed Rice quiz from the Boston Globe. He'll be inducted into the Hall Of Fame on Sunday and his number 14 will be retired at Fenway Park soon after.

As always, BE WELL. I'll see you soon. Let's hope the Sox put up many weekend crooked numbers on that great Fenway Park scoreboad. No goose eggs on the bottom half, PLEASE!!

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