Monday, April 09, 2007

Nice game for the Sox last night, other than the regrettable appearance of Joel Pinero. $4 million for this guy? Really, what was Theo thinking?

It was great to see Schilling bounce back from his poor performance on Opening Day in KC. 7 innings, one run is a pretty good outing from our ace. And Papelbon was nothing short of awesome. He just overwhelmed the Texas batters, especially Michael Young, who he just blew away with fastballs of 94, 95 and 97 MPH.

Nice to see Big Papi break out of his early season slump as well, as Ortiz hit his first two HRs of 2007, providing all the offense for the Sox on the night. Hopefully, Manny is getting close to breaking out as well, as he hit two fly balls to the deepest part of center field for about 800 feet worth of outs. On a typical warm Texas night, those balls are both home runs.

A few other thoughts:

- Yankees lost again to the Orioles yesterday and avoided a sweep only with A-Rod's 9th inning heroics on Saturday. Their starting pitchers have compiled a 9.97 ERA through the first five games of the season. Brian Cashman must be dreading every time his caller ID lights up with The Boss' phone number.

- The Washington Nationals are a bad team. Their five starters had a combined one (1) win between them last season. They could be challenging the 1962 Mets for the all-time worst record.

- I haven't been saying much on the Vintage Base Ball Federation front lately, but there will be some big news coming out over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!


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