Pinch Hit Papi HR Takes Game #1...Verlander's Arm Takes Game #2
It was the good and the not so good, the wonderful and the not so wonderful all day Sunday in Detroit, the Motor City. On the strength of a tie breaking tater hit by Big Papi David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox took game one by a score of 4-3. Papi doesn't pinch hit often so it was a sweet sight to see that round ball soar over the right field fence. Here he is...
“It’s not like I have too many options coming off the bench to pinch hit. I just looked for one pitch. I just try and see the ball against anybody and make sure that when I get my pitch, try not to miss it."
Well, he didn't miss it, not by a long shot. That was the happy final score of game number one. A sweep was in sight but then came Justin Verlander. Game two featured a great pitching performance by Josh Beckett but a better one, a goose egged one, came from Detroit's Justin Verlander. He is one scary pitcher. Josh Beckett gave up a pair of runs in the very first inning and though we didn't know it then, we know it now. That was enough to do the job. A split and the team is now homeward bound for a three game set with the Chicago White Sox. The pitching match ups will be coming later.
Daniel Bard's friend was found safe and sound. Here's what Bard had to say...
“There’s still a lot of questions that need to be answered but we are just focusing on the fact that he’s OK, he’s alive. Hopefully some questions will be answered soon for those that care about him.”
I'm happy he's OK but Bard said his friend left under his own will. Questions remain but the major piece of news is that he's OK. I'll have those Sox/Sox pitching match ups ASAP. Enjoy your Memorial Day, a salute to all the soldiers around the world and as always, BE WELL.