Monday, October 13, 2008

Boston Sports...umm...Tonight? This Afternoon?

Dusk? Twilight?

We'll go with dusk.

So beings the first of three consecutive playoff games at Fenway, with newly-appointed ace Jon Lester on the hill. He will be opposed by Matt Garza, and I feel safe in saying that if you like home runs, re-watch a tape of Game 2. These pitchers are no slouches, and I think we're in for a duel. Lineups are already out, and two notable changes - one sure to make FMRA unhappy, and the other makes me quite giddy. First, no Jed Lowrie. Alex Cora gets the nod tonight, with Tito noting that a majority of his success (if that's what you want to call it) comes against right-handed power pitchers. The second change is that THE WOONSOCKET ROCKET ROCCO BALDELLI gets his first start of the ALCS this evening, batting 8th for the TBR's (not to be confused with PBR).

Frivolous prediction of the night: In a scene similar to last night's Phillies/Dodgers game, benches empty in the middle of an inning and a scuffle ensues. David Aardsma throws the first punch and Ben Zobrist throws the last. Baseball pundits will ponder the meaning of this for years.

Serious prediction of the night: Jon Lester comes back down to earth a bit, giving up 4 runs in 6 innings. But the Sox get to the Rays bullpen for some late runs and take this one 8-5. Not pictured: Mike Timlin.

So I guess that's it! Enjoy the g--excuse me?

It's missing what?




Dubs said...


PS When is the next live blog?

SmartyBarrett said...

Not sure, we have some schedule conflicts amongst the Hysterics over the next few days...I'll try to work one in for Wednesday night perhaps.

Grimey said...

Jon Lester comes back down to earth a bit, giving up 4 runs in 6 innings.