Monday, May 17, 2004

Games 36 - 38

Final Scores:

Game 36: Boston Red Sox 9, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Game 37: Boston Red Sox 4, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Game 38: Boston Red Sox 1, Toronto Blue Jays 3

A topsy-turvey weekend, culminating in a series split. Being shut down by Halladay isn't the worst thing in the world, even if we traded the division lead with the Yankees for the third time in as many days as a result. Besides, we can look back at the glory that is a crushing victory after a harrowing defeat (on Friday night) and Bronson Arroyo's stellar performance on Saturday. Shut down the last 13 batters he faced, you say. Three hits on six strikeouts and no walks, you say. I like it.

And there's the Kevin Youkilis, the Greek God of Walks and his monster debut on former Cy Young winner Pat Hentgen. Even if he's only here for a few days (until Mueller's knee heals enough for him to return to 3rd base), it's certainly a great start and hopefully a portent of great things to come.

And finally, of course, there's a series with Tampa Bay to look forward to - nothing like a mediocre team and a half insane manager for a good game of baseball, I always say.

On Saturday, I was in Central Park, where among other things, the USA Women's Softball Team had come to play against Hunter College in the fields near the Carousel (in the lower west side of the park). Although they were only taking team pictures when I walked over, I was told their starting pitcher could throw over 100 miles an hour and was striking out major leaguers. I felt kinda bad for Hunter College.

I'll be back after Tuesday's game. Lest you all forget, YANKEES SUCK!