Thursday, September 02, 2010

Lester Hangs Tough. He Had To! *EARL*

When Jon Lester strode into the dugout after the bottom of the sixth inning in Maryland, his club, the Boston Red Sox, were behind the Baltimore Orioles by a score of five to three. But the Good Guys erupted for six runs in the top of the seventh and Boston ended up winning the game by the score of 9-6. Lester now has a lifetime record against the Orioles of 13-0 but it didn't look like he could extend that undefeated streak after the first two innings last night. He gave up five runs in that span. After the game, he said this....

"Usually this mound is one of my favorite places to pitch. For some reason it felt like a rainstorm had come through," he said. "It was wet and I had clumps on the bottom of my shoe and was slipping a little bit. Early on, I really didn't have a feel for what was going on. I don't really know how to explain it. We need to chip away and get some wins. It was big that we could come back tonight."

Jon pulled himself together and starting with the last out in the bottom of the second inning, he retired eleven straight. It was the Lester we have been used to. There's another game tonight shortly after 7pm EDT. It'll be Matsuzaka versus Bergeson on the Maryland mound. At this point of the season (hey, it's early September already!), every game is VITAL.

Please, be careful about hurricane Earl if you're situated near the middle eastern seaboard. The massive hurricane should pass to the east of Cape Cod. That means north central Connecticut (that's where I am) will get rained on but the damaging winds should stay to the east. If the storm shifts approximately 80 miles to the west (God forbid), it would cause ALL kinds of problems but the upper winds apparently will prevent that. My goodness, we need the rain but not the wind! A close call is a close call and this is EXACTLY that.

Thanks for stopping in yet again. I appreciate it immensely. Don't forget to click on this post's title for the high definition national radar look. Concentrate on the eastern seaboard. The outer bands are starting to appear there. The radar site imbedded in the title is updated every three hours. Bookmark the site. You might need it during the coming winter. I highly recommend it. As always, BE WELL. See ya soon and don't forget to click. Earle might not be there yet but it soon will be if you're in the wrong place at the exact wrong time.


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