The Boston Red Sox: Defenders of the 2004 World Championship!! "Whoever plunges into his experiences with the momentum of hope, will remember so that he cannot forget." - Soren Kierkegaard.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Wow. Another drubbing of the Oakland A's, another 11 runs scored, and can anyone reading this believe that Kevin Millar is 4-7 in this series??
I'm not saying that the Red Sox are going to go out and score eleven runs every game from now on, but I don't think that these games are just a fluke. The Sox started to wake up and play decent baseball back during the series with the Yankees, and their efforts are finally coming together. I love the fact that the 22 runs the Sox scored the past two nights didn't all come as a result of homeruns - meaning that the Sox are starting to get timely hits with men on base. And would you believe that all this run production has come with Manny and Ortiz sitting on their thumbs both games? (Manny's GARGANTUAN homerun over the Coke bottle last night notwithstanding.)
Sweet P. put in a solid performance last night, pitching 7 with 7 strikeouts (if I remembered correctly,) and a nifty play at first base to catch an errant throw from Fatso. It hasn't been talked about too much, but Pedro is really doing quite a good job, despite a 3+ ERA...now if only he'd get rid of that Jeri curl helmet he's got on...
The final game of the A's series tonight. I don't want to use the S-word, but it's Schill's turn, and you gotta feel pretty optimistic about that!
Mark Bellhorn Personality Watch: After hitting his tenth homerun of the season, we almost saw Bellhorn smile in the dugout, but it was a fake-out. Then later we got excited when he started to argue with the umpire, but were let down again when Tito came up and got in the middle of things and Bellhorn lapsed back into passivity just when it seemed as if we might have made a breakthrough.