Sunday, April 20, 2003

Game 18 - Red Sox

Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5
Record: 13-5


Great, great win. Sox spot the Jays a 5-0 lead behind stud righthander Roy Halladay, and scrap back with 2 in the 6th, and 3 in the 7th, tying the game on Nomar's two-run double to left. In the top of the 9th, Nomar smoked a 1-2 offering from Cliff Politte into the Monster seats, capping the comeback and giving the Sox a walk-off win. This was a character effort all the way around. Casey Fossum scuffled for six innings, but managed to keep the game close to set up the comeback. Mendoza and Timlin pitched three innings of hitless relief, extending the bullpen's scoreless streak to 13 1/3 innings. Every batter in the starting lineup got at least one hit, and the Sox never gave up. Really, really impressive victory. And yes, I know I keep repeating words over and over.

I may have a "lunch meeting" tomorrow at my friend Whitney's house where the Patriot's Day game may "happen" to be on the TV. If we could get the supposedly contending Minnesota Twins to stop acting like they owe the Yankees money - "no, really, fuck my wife, be my guest" - we could make some progress in the division.

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