Saturday, April 21, 2007


I didn't see the game today. I'm finishing up graduate school and one of my classes has a huge presentation to give on Monday. As a result, I spent the day hunkered over Photoshop, Illustrator, and a bunch of other fun programs. Actually, they're not that bad, but not nearly as fun as watching the Sox beat the Yankees. Again.

As for today's game, Big Papi was the difference. Again. This time he hit a double to drive in two, and a two run homer to put the Sox up by three. The Red Sox did what they should have done and beat up on Jeff Karstens, an inferior pitcher just coming off the DL. The Sox got to Karstens for two runs in the first and second innings (matching the Yankees scoring in both) and then for three in the fourth, topped off by Big Papi's homer around the Pesky Pole.

Beckett wasn't dominating like he as been in his other three starts, but like Schilling yesterday he battled effectively.

With the win, the Sox (11-5) took a three game lead over NY (8-8), a 3.5 game lead on Toronto (8-9), but only a 1.5 game lead on... Baltimore (10-7)? Well, one battle at a time.

Tomorrow: The Sox go for the sweep. Matsuzaka takes the mound for the Sox against Chase Wright. Go Sox!

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