Sunday, April 26, 2009

How SWEEP it is...

That's right...the Red Sox have now won 10 STRAIGHT games and have swept the first series with the YANKEES!

These 3 games....some of the most enjoyable games in recent years. These games felt like classic 2004.

Friday Night: Lester on the mound. He was OK, not great. Joba on the mound for the Yanks. He was ok, not great. The Sox were in the bottom of the 9th, down 2-4. The Yankees closer was on the mound. Jason Bay steps into the batters box and drives a bomb of a HR to tie the game. Then in the 10th, Kevin Youkilis aka the BEST HITTER KNOWN TO MAN hit a walk off HR to win the game. Great come from behind victory.

Saturday Day/Night: It started a day game and ended clear into the night. Josh Beckett started for us. He was not brilliant. AJ Burnett was on the mound for the Yanks. This was supposed to be a low scoring pitchers duel. Not quite. The Sox went down 0-6. Then...Sox scored one run. 1-6. Then Tek came up to the plate with the bases loaded. Grand slam. down 5-6. Now this is a game. Sox take the lead 8-6. Then Tito sends Beckett back out. Not so good. Yanks tie it up 8-8. We take on another run and lead 9-8. Yanks come back and then lead 10-9. Then Mikey Lowell smacks a 3 run homer to have us lead 12-10. Yanks snag another run to creep back to within one run. Then Mikey Lowell becomes a hero again and gets a 3 RBI hit. Sox win 16-11. This game was a 4 hours, 21 minutes. Good lord.

And then....

Tonight's Game: We had Justin Masterson on the mound. He's been starting for Dice-K who has been hurt because of the stupid WBC. Justin is usually rocking the bullpen, but was stretched out to start in Spring Training. Smart choice Red Sox. Andy Pettitte was on the mound for the Yanks. Yanks got the first run...and Sox answered back. And then the amazing...unthinkable happened.

Jacoby Ellsbury STEALS HOME

JACOBY ELLSBURY STOLE HOME BASE. Amazing. I was already completely in love with Ells...and now, it is out of control. STOLE HOME BASE. By the end of the 5th inning, Sox were up 4-1. Masterson went through 5 innings and change and then the bullpen took over. Hunter Jones and Michael Bowden..two guys just called up from Pawtucket came out and pitched like they have been here forever. The Yanks could get no more runs. Saito comes in...gets the save. Sox win 4-1.


Did I mention Jacoby Ellsbury stole home??? If you wanna watch it, click here. It's a freakin' thing of beauty.