Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Good Son

Game 150 – Red Sox

Red Sox 13, Rays 5
Record: 89-61
Tied with TB in AL East, 7 GA Minnesota in Wild Card, 3 GA of Whitney in Case Bet 2008


Thank you, sirs, may I have another?

The Sox backed a vintage Daisuke Matsuzaka performance (5 IP, 101 pitches, nice, neat, and tidy) with an old school power display (6 homers) to move within percentage points of the Rays in the AL East. Even with an 11-run lead, Happy Fun Dice nibbled at the edges to the point where the Sox had to get 4 innings from the bullpen. It likely won’t matter, as Chris Smith, Mike Timlin, and David Pauley aren’t slated to have major roles in any postseason cast, but damn, if Whitney’s doctor is as imprecise as our Asian friend, his upcoming procedure may require him to buy a women’s wardrobe afterwards.

On to more pleasant thoughts, then. Ebby Calvin tries to take another step back to being Josh tonight, and the Sox look to take over sole possession of first place in the division for the first time since the All-Star break. Magic number for clinching a playoff berth is 6. I like magic. Except for that Doug Henning guy – he’s like Steve Buscemi, only creepier.

Thanks to old friend Pedro Martinez for the lift in the Case Bet sweepstakes. I’ll pour some out for Nelson De La Rosa if the Sox prevail.

1 comment:

TJ said...

Rumor has it Whitney will be at a local watering hole this afternoon - Nick, I better see you there.