Friday, September 30, 2011

A Farewell To A September Best Not Forgotten

I'm back. Bfw, I was pretty sick with a one week hospital stay but the computer harmlessly did not work for a while before that. I'm more than happy to be back. As for the Red Sox, I'll go into them in a couple days. I'm not up to it right now. WHO IS? Take care. Thanks. Click on this post's title for more. There's NO place like home!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Boston 12 Texas 7...CC Grand Tater

Carl Crawford's grand slam pushed the Red Sox to a 12-7 defeat of the Rangers. It also gave Bedard his first victory in a Boston uniform. Here's Carl himself...

“I don’t look at the numbers. I guess when [the media] reminds me, then I know. But other that that, I just try to take each new day as it comes. That’s my approach.’’

Here's Papi...

"That’s the guy we used to play against. He changes a game just like that. One swing, look what it did.’’

And beautiful it was, that's for sure. Today, game three comes up with J. Lackey (12-10) vs M. Harrison (10-9). You never know what your going to get with Lackey on the mound. Watch him pitch-his pitching is like a box of chocolates... you see what I mean? That's going to be it for me today. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Click on this post's title for more and as always, BE WELL.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Texas Tops Red Sox 9-0... OUCH!!

Andrew Miller gave up six runs in the first 1 1/3 innings Friday night. The Sox never recovered, and fell out of first place. That THUD was nice. While in first and we''ll be there again. I feel it deep in my heart. It's only one game between the Yankees and and the Sox. We need a pitcher (Lester) to become more consistent. Yes, Jon has a few disappointing games on his resume. He hasn't been as winningly consistent as he was as recently as a couple of months ago. He didn't pitch yesterday, it was just an example. Andrew really brought his team to their knees. Helpless. These are the games that seem pre-set. It was just one guy.

Today, they play against Texas. It'll be Boston vs. Texas in an evening game. We need to string together a few victories and get our confidence and batting prowess together. Also click on this post's title to hear and see more about it all. I thank you for popping in and as always, BE WELL. THANKS.

Friday, September 02, 2011

NY Yankees 4 Boston Red Sox 2..A CLUNKER

Jon Lester ran out of gas after just five innings, but left with a 2-1 lead en route to a 5-2 Red Sox loss. There were over 350 thrown, and many were ugly. They can't ALL go your way and this win surely didn't. NY takes the series 2 games to one and I expected so much more. But it was not to be, not even close. I'll have a full wrap-up later today. Thanks. Click on this post's title for more on the game. Jon threw 151 pitches in these innings

Here's Boston manager Terry Francona...

"Long games -- we're all tired. Tonight, we just didn't swing the bats that well. We move on and try to win tomorrow."

It was a long time coming and the loss was inevitable. It's as if the writing was on the wall before the final pitch was thrown. Maybe it was.

It's bye bye time. I'll be back in a few hours. I thank you for coming in.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Red Sox 9 Yankees 5

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run home run in the sixth to help fuel a major Boston Red Sox victory last night by a score of 9-5.. Ells is batting .313 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs. Not bad for a guy who bats lead off. He never ever hit it over the Green Monstaer. Ells said this last night...

“That was pretty cool. I’ve wanted to do that.’’

On a field full of MVP candidates, Ellsbury stood tallest. He is now hitting .313 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs from the leadoff spot. That's AMAZING!

With 27 games remaining, Ellsbury is one run shy of his career high of 98. He also had his 35th double last night. The home run was the first he has hit to the opposite field in his career and only his eighth off a lefthander. Here's PIedey...

“He’s been great all year long. There’s nothing he can’t do on a baseball field,’’ teammate Dustin Pedroia said. “We’re glad he’s on our team. He’s a force at the top of the lineup.’’

That was a wonderful moment in the middle of a victorious effort for Boston. Oh yes it was. Today, AJ Burnett goes for the Yankees and Jon Lester, our best with Josh Beckett, takes the mound for the Red Sox. I like that pair going against each other. If Jon can stay out of early inning troubles, as he's been lately, the Yankees should leave Boston with a loss. GO SOX.