Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Wild And Woolly Win...Boston 10 Toronto 9

This time of the year, every game is a must and all the MLB teams must do whatever they can to put a victory in the win column. The Boston Red Sox did exactly that Tuesday night in Toronto as they defeated the Jays by a score of 10-9. It could have been easy...they blew leads of 4-0 and 7-3. With the recently untouchable and nearly unhittable Josh Beckett on the mound, you'd think the game should have been an open and shut case. But nooo, not by a long shot. Josh clearly struggled and didn't have his best stuff. Here, I'll let him explain...

“I didn’t have much,’’ Beckett said. “It was one of those days. It doesn’t have anything to do with health. I feel great. It’s just the stuff wasn’t there. I felt fine. I had energy and everything like that. When I went to make my pitch, it just didn’t come out.’’

With the help of Jacoby Ellsbury and Big Papi David Ortiz, who each had three RBIs, Boston pulled this one out even though Jonathon Papelbon allowed two inherited runners to score late, making it a one run nailbiter floor-pacer oy vei game. Here's the skipper...

“There’s something to be said for persistence,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “That was a very losable game. It would have been heartbreaking.”

And Jason Bay...

“It was a little bit of everybody tonight,” said left fielder Jason Bay, who blasted his 26th homer. “There wasn’t just one or two carrying the load. We were short-staffed with Pedey gone and Varitek banged up. It’s probably not the way you’d draw it up, but a win’s a win.”

OK, OK, it should have been easier. The Yankees won but the Rangers were defeated by the Minnesota Twins, so it was a good night for our Sox. We have to hope for another one tonight as Clay Buchholz will face (gulp) Roy Halladay. Clay needs to put another quality start under his belt and hope that his team will solve Doc.

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5 Comments:

At 8/19/2009 12:07 PM, Blogger Phillip said...

It was not pretty but it was a win. Beckett was due to have an off start. I sure wanted him to get that 15th win. Maybe next start. I am beginning to worry about Pap. I used to not worry when he came out to close but lately I have been on edge. He is throwing alot of pitches. He had a real problem locating pitches last night. Martinez would move outside and Pap would throw it right down the heart of the plate. He got away with a few last night.I hope he does not run out of gas. Doc tonight...yikes. When will Petey be back? Great post Peter. GO SOX!!!

 
At 8/19/2009 1:46 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Not too many zeroes in that box score. That was a hard-fought win over a team that isn't going to rollover and die. Pap sure likes to make it interesting, doesn't he? And Phillip is right on about his pitch location; looks like Pap only hits his spot about a fourth of the time.

Tonight's another opportunity to show we can hit a good pitcher. Let's hope we see an improved offense (again).

 
At 8/19/2009 4:45 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Phiilip and BFW...Paps has not had his control at all this year. The stats are downright scary!! You're both right. I hope tonight we can force "Doc" into a "malpractice" night. Oh yeah.

Thanks for reading and commenting on Nadia's blog...and yes BFW, there will be a fish post soon that the "fishies" won't see.

 
At 8/19/2009 9:09 PM, Anonymous Terrence McCarthy said...

Rem Dawg back in booth Friday. This is news! I can't wait. And it's a Sox/Yankees series. An a sub-plot: Hurricane Bill is looming on the horizon as the teams take the field...

 
At 8/20/2009 6:40 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hello to you, TM. The latest BILL news is that he will pass well to the east of Cape Cod. We'll see.

It will be heartwarmingly great to hear and see Rems tomorrow night. Emotions will fly.

 

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