Sunday, October 21, 2007

Game 6 -- Game night in Boston Proper

What a great night out in Boston...

X and I watched both game 5 and game 6 at Costello's
. Apparently, X has some association between luck, the Sox, and lesbians. Actually, the details are hardly what you think. Needless to say, it worked out both nights! I'll save the details for game 5 for the bottom. Honestly, even the EMACULATE performance by Josh Beckett didn't top last nights game for sheer-joy. We can argue that point if you'd like, but frankly game 6 was the most recent must-win-game. And what a game it was.

Daisy and I joined X as Manny approached the plate with 3 men on and no men out. Life looked pretty sweet. I wasn't worried when Manny went down 0-2, because at this point you'd have to live under a rock to not know Manny is the best in the league at batting in 0-2 counts. He worked it back to 3-2, sweet. Carmona came in low and hard. Manny chased to no avail. Lowell looked in and takes a bad cut at something up and away. The short pop-up was caught easily by Trot Nixon. Just as it looked like Nixon was going to be labeled the nation's next least favorite son. JD Drew, the face of current Red Sox busts stepped to the plate and final opened up a small place in our collective hearts. 4-0 just like that! Costello's erupts. Packed from the start, a crowd of Bostonians revel together as though they are all at the game. High-fives every where. X even ran up and down the bar giving strangers high-fives! The crowd of course, dug it up. The breaks we have not been getting came in bunches last night. Whether or not the mighty Indians have been rattled remains to be seen. My guess is that they will jump right back with even the slightest offensive rush. But last night they looked a bit shell-shocked from the start. Drew's blast blew away any doubt that the Sox would go meekly. While their two errors raised the blood pressure of Cleveland Heights. Last night was quite a win and it appears that the momentum is swinging our way. The Sox just have to show that they can also hit mediocre pitching, not just C.C. and Carmona.


  1. Wow - are you still drunk?

    And where's X?

  2. Fortunately, the hang-over wasn't too bad as X was limited to a 6 AM flight back to CA.

    Earl, nice work on the Magic Number count down. I assume that is you.

  3. One thing scares me about tonight...Junk ball pitcher for Cleveland. The Sox hit the hard throwers well...Their other strength is making other pitchers throw a lot of pitches. Well, tonight pitch counts don't matter because every pitcher is available. If they can't get to Westbrook early, they might be in trouble because that means Betancourt matters...

    Diasuke must show up for 4-5 innings. Then empty the pen, including Beckett.

    All I ask for is a 2 run lead heading to the 6th...

  4. Also, here's the lineup:

    Red Sox

    1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
    2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
    3. David Ortiz, DH
    4. Manny Ramirez, LF
    5. Mike Lowell, 3B
    6. J.D. Drew, RF
    7. Jason Varitek, C
    8. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
    9. Julio Lugo, SS

    SP - Daisuke Matsuzaka

  5. And can the press please stop referring to Daisuke's salary as $103MM??? That is the total value of his contract...