Saturday, June 17, 2006

Thank goodness we're out of Minnesota.

The Sox have looked much better down at Turner Field in Atlanta. Jon Lester showed the stuff we have all been hearing about last night, pitching 6 innings and only giving up one run as the Sox won 4-1. Today, Josh Beckett looked alot better as he pitched 6 innings and gave up only 2 runs as the Sox won 5-3. With no speakers in the way, Papi hit a home run, as did Youk.

Even better, the Yankees blew a seven run lead to the Nationals to lose the game 11-9. Rivera got the loss, giving up 2 runs in the 9th. According to ESPN, the last time a Washington team came back from a seven run deficit at home was 1932. So the Sox and Yanks are tied for first again.

These two wins in Atlanta were great, but a potentially rocky road lies ahead. Matt Clement joined David Wells and Keith Foulke on the DL, so the Sox claimed lefthander Kyle Snyder from the Royals. He's likely to start when the Sox return to Fenway to face the Nationals Monday night.

That's right. We are now picking up Royals castoffs to start for us. I'm guessing Theo couldn't find a suitable replacement in a local beer league.

Before this happens however, we get Schilling vs. Smoltz on ESPN tomorrow night. Enjoy!


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