Friday, June 18, 2004

Game 65

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 11, Colorado Rockies 0

THAT is the way it should be done. The third excellent start in a row for Lowe, an offense that tore the cover off the ball - 11 - 0 even though the Sox stranded 9 or so runners - Trott had a good second day back, Nomar went 3 for 5 with a triple, Pokey started the scoring by singling in two runners with the bases loaded...and I check this morning and find that, against all (my) expectations, the Diamondbacks held New York to one run and won 6 - 1.

Wakefield makes the start tonight against the Giants, where he'll hopefully break out of that pitching slump he's been in for the past three starts. I'm curious to know whether or not it's more or less dangerous to pitch to Barry Bonds if you're a knuckleballer, but I guess that will depend in part on the situation. Schilling had his MRI this morning, but they haven't announced yet what the results were and by extension, how long Schilling will be out if they come up bad. However, Schilling did call Terry Francona at 4:30 yesterday morning to tell him that he had landed in Boston and that his ankle was feeling well, so there's a good amount of hope. Clearly, losing any pitcher out of this rotation would not bode well. But why dwell on the bad when we have fickle optimism as our friend? I love it. YANKEES SUCK!