Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Game 118: Wakefield Finalizes His Acquisition of the Rays

Final Score: Boston Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 0

After another dominating performance by Wake against these flat fish fellas, only one question remains: how much money will he make when this team is inevitably sold?

I mean think about it. Wake OWNS this team… he freaking OWNS it. Therefore it stands to reason that he should make a profit when the ownership group up and decides to move to another Florida town NOT full of displaced Sox and Yankee fans (I can imagine the pink uniforms of the “South Beach Devil Rays”). That’s how it should be. If you get 18 career wins against somebody, then you should get stock that team or something.

Anyway, we needed this. We need to make sure there is NO slack after the (ahem) disappointing (ahem) losses to Baltimore (who seem content to roll over for NY) we need regain the winning ways. Thankfully Timmy Knuckles was thinking the same thing as he rocked 8 awesome innings and even had a no-no going into the 7th. He is line of 2 hits, 2 walks and 6 K’s were just what the doctor ordered for getting back on track. Oh, and to finish up, Francona went to a relief pitcher that WON’T blow it every time he gets a chance. Paps brought the “no panic” late innings we were getting used to.

And lastly, as for runs… we got Lugo and… umm… wow… at least we got Lugo? Even with Wake being all amazing and stuff, this was WAY to close to be comfortable. Maybe Papi needs to keep doing those pushups if we are ever going to put some formidable numbers back on the board again.

Now, is it asking too much to get some back to back wins against this last place team? Can we act like the division leaders that we are? BTW: Eric is on vacation so you have to put up with me all week and if we dip any closer to the Yanks I may explode. Just saying.