Friday, July 07, 2006

"Don't get mad, get even"

I imagine if I were Mark Redman, I wouldn't like being the poster boy for "everything that's wrong with the All-Star selection process" either. Never mind that he's way better than Mike Williams in 2003 (by about 2 ERA points). Anyway, tonight he pitched 8 innings against the Blue Jays (more than any Sox starter has managed this season) , and gave up only 2 runs, 5 hits, and 2 walks. Pretty badass.

(Oh, and nice win by the Sox tonight. I think Ortiz has finally figured out a way to beat the shift.)


  1. By "figured out a way to beat the shift" do you mean, grand salamis?

    It was nice to see Ortiz and Manny hit again. I can't complain if they get quiet every once in a while, but it's really noticable when both are quiet at the same time.

    Go Sox! This weekend is going to be a good series.

  2. I loved that...There was a big meeting at the mound where you could see Madden saying, "Ortiz is slow. Go for two. Throw home, then to first." Then there was probably some discussion about how to pitch him, and how to play the shift with the bases loaded.

    Then Camp delivers one pitch that Ortiz promptly delivers to the bleachers.