Boston Crushes Cleveland 14-2..Youk Scratched..Pedey OK
The Boston Red Sox delivered a body kick to where it hurts most and crushed the Cleveland Indians by a score of 14-2. They had 20 hits and scored seven runs right off the bat in the first inning. A five run sixth inning made the game an official rout. Carl Crawford was 4-4, Salty drove in three as did Pedey Pedroia. After the sixth, Red Sox manager Terry Francona gave Lester the rest of the day off. He wasn't needed and Tito wanted to give him a bit of a breather, the five day kind. The Sox took two of three from the team with the best record, especially at home, in baseball. Here's Tito...
“It’s fun to play teams like this. They were feeling really good about themselves, as they should. We came out and played pretty good baseball.’’
Or as Pedroia put it...
“Get on the elevator, it’s going to the top."
As John Lennon said when his band was struggling to get a record on vinyl, "we're going to the toppermost of the poppermost." Make room for the Boston Red Sox, John. So are we.
I wanted to share with you the latest on Kevin Youkilis, who was scratched from Wednesday's game because of a sore hand. Here's the announcement from the Boston Globe's EXTRA BASES...
"Terry Francona said Youkilis was hit on the hand by a pitch two nights ago and aggravated it when he made a diving stop in the seventh inning. It is just sore. No X-rays are planned and he's day-to-day."
I wouldn't be surprised if he's in there today. The Sox begin a four game set with the Detroit Tigers before they go home to the friendly confines of Fenway Park with yet another day game. Amazing! Home sweet home soon. Here you go...
Thu. 26 at Det** 1:05 PM ET NESN/FxDt** A. Aceves (1-0) vs. M. Scherzer (6-1)
Fri. 27 at Det** 7:05 PM ET NESN/FxDt** T. Wakefield (1-1) vs. R. Porcello (4-2)
Sat. 28 at Det** 7:10 PM ET FOX** Buchholz (4-3) vs. A. Oliver (0-0)
Sun. 29 at Det**1:05 PM ET TBS/FxDt** J. Beckett (4-1) vs. J. Verlander (4-3)
Beckett against Verlander should be amazing. Detroit's a good club. but we are, too. I hope your Thursday will be a terrific one. Click on this post's title for more on the Sox and enjoy (if you can) the afternoon baseball in the Motor City. Thanks for popping in...what would I do without you?