Monday, April 11, 2005


You know it's a good day when you get to pound the yankees with your world series championship rings on. After today's 8-1 pasting Joe Torre might find a mirror image of the words "World Champions" on his forehead in tomorrow morning's mirror. This win pulls the Sox into a tie with the Hired Guns, with an impressive 3-4 record. Both teams have beaten each other twice, and lost two of three to a divisional opponent. Two more in Boston on Wednesday and Thursday and then we're rid of their pinstriped asses until a three gamer in NY in the end of May.

Wednesday's game features the return to the Fenway mound of Curt Schilling. He'll be opposed by Jaret Wright. The Thursday game matches Randy Johnson and Bronson Arroyo. It will be an interesting remaindure of the series for sure. Schilling got bombed in his minor league appearence for Pawtucket. He should be able to turn it on in Fenway against the yankees, but even if he isn't able to, you have to think that the Sox can get to Wright, who looked somewhat more than hitable, giving up six runs in four innings for a tidy 13.50 ERA in his only start of the season against Baltimore. We could have a 13-12 game on our hands tomorrow.

I was in NY this past weekend to catch Johnson in action against the O's and he looked fine, but not nearly Cy Young worthy. I still think he's taking his time rounding into form, but if he stays at his current 3.50 ERA pace then he won't be the difference maker that NY is paying him $16 Million a year for the next three years to be.

So, welcome back to Fenway, Boys. Thanks again.

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