Saturday, April 25, 2009

Anyone expecting a pitching duel between Josh Beckett and A.J. Burnett today was very disappointed.

The Sox won game 2 of the weekend series against the Bronx Bombers by a score of 16-11 in a 4 hour, 21 minute marathon. The Sox were down 6-0 after the top of the 4th, went ahead 8-6 after 5 and were down 10-9 after the 7th inning stretch before scoring seven more runs to put it away.

Yankees pitching gave up 16 runs today, including a grand slam to Jason Varitek. This comes after they gave up 22 runs to Cleveland last Saturday. If I was Brian Cashman and the Steinbrenners, I wouldn't feel like I was getting my money's worth.

So the Sox are now on a 9 game winning streak and the 2-6 start seems like it happened a long time ago. One more against the Yankees tomorrow night on ESPN.

One other thing: from the Epic Fail department. Somehow, the Cubs David Patton thought it would be a good idea to pitch around the Cardinals Colby Rasmus with one out and first base open in the 7th inning in today's game in St. Louis. Unfortunately for the Cubbies, the next guy up was Albert Pujols, who promptly hit Patton's fist pitch on a trajectory to hit the International Space Station for a grand slam. All those surprised? Yeah, that's what I thought.


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