Saturday, September 10, 2005

Game 141: Return of the Native

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 9, New York Yankees 2

I was planning to “live blog” this one, I really was. However, I'm looking at my notes for the 4th inning and it goes something like this:

Chacon up to 60+ pitches… looks totally lost… OLDER DUDE YARD… I want to hit McCarver with a brick… he just called Arroyo “Brandon” again… Hit, hit, hit… bases more juiced than Giambi… RUN!!... aserhaer…afaearh…aersGO BABYaerha…rbiseafdsh5aa54aa...

It kind of breaks down after that. Oh well.

2 errors helped the Sox get 6 of 9 in that inning with the Yankees taking a page from last nights defensive playbook. Thanks guys. Chacon remembered he was once on the Rockies and was shelled so bad he didn’t get out of the 4th, neither did his replacement Felix “the Cat” Rodriguez. The game was then turned over to the Al Leiter who (if you listen to Fox) did an “AMAZING” job in relief with a line of 5.2 innings, 3 runs, 9 hits, 1 hits and 3 strikeouts. I guess that’s what qualifies for “AMAZING” Yankee relief pitching.

Meanwhile, Curt Schilling was phenomenal through his first 3 and a third. The only base runner was on a dumb error flip from Olerud to Schilling (called it a missed catch). That is until the ALWAYS AWFUL Fox announcers decided to scream “HE’S PITCHING A NO HITTER!!” and immediately he gave up a bomb to Giambi (he looks "bigger"). The rest was clear sailing. He tired a bit in the end, but Schilling looked back to form and gave 8 strong innings. Also, apparently I am not the only one who thinks these Fox guys need to be run out of town on a rail. Go figure.

Just a great all around win. Bats came alive, Manny went deep, defense was BETTER, Schilling looked like a playoff starter, Yankees go down hard and what more can you ask for? How about a series win? THAT would be fantastic.

Randy Johnson, when sober or pissed
Could be frequently heard to insist
Letting out a great fart
“Yes, I follow Descartes-
I stink, and I therefore exist!”