Saturday, September 16, 2006

Sox take Game #1 of DH #1, 5-2

It wasn't looking good early for the Bosox. The Stanks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning, courtesy of a home run off Gopher Ball Beckett (his ML-leading 34th allowed, 24th on the road) and it was a feeling of 'here we go again" for all members of RSN.
But something funny happened along the way to another embarrassing loss to the Evil Empire- the Sox found some heart, soul, and most importantly runs and ended up taking the first game of this compacted double-doubleheader.

They erased the 2-run deficit in the 4th inning on 2 doubles, 2 singles, a ground- out and an error by the supposed MVP himself, Derek Jeter. Chien Ming Wang was not sharp right from the start, throwing 30 pitches in the first inning; he ended up throwing 87 pitches in just 5 innings of work, very unusual for the low-strikeout, high-groundout, late inning-style pitcher.
Big Papi doubled twice, walked 3 times and was greeted with hearty boos each time up thanks to his "inflammatory" comments this week regarding his opinion on who deserves the MVP award. I guess the idiotic Stankee fans thought he should have actually voiced his support for the Man Whore instead of himself. But these are the same lowlifes who boo their own MVP winner from last year, so what do you expect from the neanderthals. Will they boo Jeter if he wins it this year? They booed him last year when he got off to a rough start, so who knows with those mouth-breathers. (If I have offended anyone with those last comments, well, mission accomplished.

Boston tacked on 2 more runs with 4 walks in the 7th and a wild pitch in the 9th, and Tired Arm actually held them scoreless in the 9th for his SECOND CONSECUTIVE SAVE; someone test his urine, ASAP.
So they will have about 4 hours to rest before Game 2. The Stanks will have to sweep the next 3 in order to clinch the Division in the Sox' faces.

C'mon boys just win 1 more and spare us all the indignity of having to witness that.
By the way: Judas went 0-5. In the words of Napoleon Dynamite: "Sweet"!

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