Thursday, June 12, 2008

Red Sox 2008 Game 68 Recap

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W: B. Colon (4-1) L: G. Olson (5-2) SV: J. Papelbon (19)
HR ⇛ Bal: L. Scott (10) Bos: J. Varitek (7), M. Lowell (9)

☼ The Sun - Colon - 6 innings, 5 hits, 1 Earned Run, 1 Walk and 7 Strike outs.
☁ The Cloud - Olson - 6 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, but I'm not complaining!

Idle thoughts

Bartolo was outstanding and J.D. Drew and Varitek provided all of the offense need in the first inning. The Sox are well on their way to another outstanding home stand and a win tonight will just seal the deal.

Colon is the steal of the year and another reason why Theo should be considered for executive of the year. I'm seeing a post season rotation of Beckett, Matsuzaka, Schilling and Bartolo with Wakefield and Lester in the pen. I've said it earlier this year but I really do think this will be another special season.

Just think about how crazy the Sox travel and the number of games they had to play at the start of the season while other teams were getting travel and off days. Only Toronto has played the same amount of games yet the Sox are playing 2 games above expected wins while the Jays are 3 games below expected wins. I truly am liking this team this year.

♊ - When all else fails get a bigger hammer!

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