Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ortiz Player Of The Week...Yankee/Red Sox Details

This release from Major League Baseball:

"David Ortiz was named the American League Player of the Week after he batted .545 and hit four doubles and two homers and drove in six runs last week. In six games last week, Ortiz batted .545 (12-for-22) with four doubles, two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored The award was the second in as many weeks for the Red Sox. Carl Crawford earned the award last week. The 15-year veteran finished tied for first in the A.L. in doubles and total bases (22), was second in batting average, slugging percentage (1.000) and on-base percentage (.583) and was tied for second in the league in hits."

Congratulations, Big Papi. We love ya. If only these injuries to the pitching staff will just (poof) vanish in a cloud of wispy grayish pink smoke.

Tonight begins the latest Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees series, a three game set. Here are the particulars...

Tue. 7 at NYY* 7:05 PM ET* NESN/WWOR** J. Lester (7-2) vs. F. Garcia (4-4)
Wed. 8 at NYY* 7:05 PM ET* ESPN/YES** T. Wakefield (2-1) vs. A. Burnett (6-3)
Thu. 9 at NYY* 7:05 PM ET* NESN/WWOR** J. Beckett (4-2) vs. C. Sabathia (7-3)

So the place to be is Yankee Stadium if you like this baseball rivalry. Enjoy. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the University of Connecticut men's baseball team. They reached the NCAA super regionals by defeating baseball powerhouse Clemson in CLEMSON. The final score was 14-1. Now the Huskies have a three-game super regional series at South Carolina beginning Saturday at 6 p.m. against the defending champion Gamecocks. Two wins are all that blocks UConn's path to Omaha, Neb., site of the College World Series. That's amazing! If you want to know more, simply click on this post's title for an all-inclusive article from the Hartford Courant. As always, BE WELL.


At 6/07/2011 1:40 PM, Anonymous BFW said...

Good luck, Pete on your team getting to that new stadium in Omaha.

At 6/08/2011 6:08 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks. I don't love 'em like I do the women's team but boy, they're fun to watch! I wish the games were televised by somebody.


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