Thursday, October 14, 2004
• Only six base runners and two extra base hits equaling one run against a starter the Sox hitters matched up well against.
• Memo to Friendly’s Millar: stop trying to pull everything; it is time to adjust.
• Even though Pedro pitched a good game, the four walks and a hit batter lead to two big runs. I’ll give Pedro a mulligan on Posada (rat boy is always tops in the A.L.), but walking the hacker (Jeter) on four pitches, then hitting A-Hole hurt.
• John Olerud wearing pinstripes and pulling a ball off Pedro for the game winner. Olerud is Wade Boggs at first base.
Arroyo’s dominance of RHBs is a good match up with the first third of the MFY lineup. If he can control the bottom third, he should do well (I sound like a broken record). Kevin Brown – who knows? But what I do know is that the Sox bats have to warm up at Fenway.
This is likely the last post for the week. I’ll be in Boston for the weekend – tickets to Game 3 and 5. I love attending playoff games in Boston. Correction – I love attending playoff WINS in Boston. Let’s Go Red Sox!