Lackey's Lackey. Need I Say More? SOX WIN THEIR FIRST. Finally!
It took him five innings but John Lackey hasn't disappointed Yankee fans of all ages. Right now at sparklingly beautiful Fenway Park, it's Boston 6 NY 6. New York chipped away and Lackey was/has been very accommodating. What a shame. It's only the bottom of the fifth but Lacks is a terrible number two rotation guy. We waited through his BLAH first season with the Sox but I'm not in the mood to wait anymore. I guess we all have to. More later. This will be Boston's first win of the season...if. The waiting is the hardest part.
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Well, that was quick. A wall ball by Salty earns Boston their 7th run. Fingers crossed. Els makes the final out and we're officially through five trying to stay alive. The Sox 'pen will have to shine (for a change).
Now, it's 7-6 Boston as the crowd grew silent after hearing the Manny news. It's now entering the bottom of the seventh. Jenks did well in the top of the frame. 6 outs, one Boston bullpen...will that be a good mix? This year, who knows??
9-6 Good Guys going into the top of the 8th. Bard on the mound. It's been a while since we've seen Paps but I don't want to get ahead of the game, or myself. Yet. Two down, same score. Bard pitches a 1-2-3 8th. The Sox are coming up and then it'll be Paps time. 9-6.
OK, we're going into the top of the ninth with the Red Sox ahead 9-6. It's Paps time...for better or for worse. I have to think better. Here we go. Leadoff hitter Gardner whiffs on a blazing fastball. One down with Paps throwing strikes. Jeter strikes out on a nasty fastball. Teixeira at the plate. HE POPS OUT for the third and final out. Bard and Paps were spectacular, Wheeler too. Lackey? That's a horse of a different color. See you.