Tuesday, August 31, 2010

And So It Continues...

Hello on this last day of August. Already! The spine shiveringly titillating glow of a pennant race is strangely missing but we go on. Baltimore is next on the radar for the Boston Red Sox, who have thirty one games left and most likely will need to win twenty four of them. That might not be even enough but I hope they will try. Wait, I KNOW they will try. This team, decimated by injuries all season long, has never raised the white flag and you know what? THEY NEVER WILL. Here are the pitching matchups for the series in Baltimore that will bring us into the wonderful month of September, multi-colored leaves, cool breezes, cold nights and autumn baseball, all at the same time.

Tue. 31 at Bal** 7:05 PM ET* NESN/MASN** Beckett (4-3) vs. Matusz (6-12)
Wed. 1 at Bal ** 7:05 PM ET *NESN/MASN **Lester (14-8) vs. Arrieta (4-6)
Thu. 2 at Bal** 7:05 PM ET *NESN/MASN **Matsuzaka (8-4) vs. Bergesen (6-9)

Three pitchers (ours) with winning records and three with the opposite will tangle over the next three evenings. One prediction, OK? Beckett will dominate. The Red Sox need a sweep, and not just of this series in Maryland. We'll see what happens. The Yankees and the Rays both won last night so Boston is an even seven games behind both clubs with only thirty one to play. That's a tall order without Youk and Pedey in the lineup, not to mention Jacoby and Mike Cameron. Never say die. FAITH. That's what I say. Faith. Forever.

Have a great Tuesday, click on this post's title for more on the Red Sox from the Boston Herald (the lead article is a MUST READ. DO NOT MISS IT!!) and as always, BE WELL. Thanks for stopping by.


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