Friday, April 24, 2009
The game tonight and tomorrow will come down to command. If the four starters' command their stuff, runs will be few and far between. In that type of game, mistakes are the difference: a hanging breaking ball taken deep, a lead off walk and stolen base that allows a club to "manufacture a run", a blunder in the field or on the bases, etc. If a starter's command is off, then the opposing team will, at a minimum, get into the bullpen faster which favors the Sox. At home and better gloves gives a slight edge to the Olde Towne Team.
As for the series finale, get ready for a slugfest. Tek, Ortiz, Bay, Drew and Youk all kill the other Texas PEDs pitcher, but DP has his troubles versus the cut fastball-curveball southpaw. The MFY don't even need to stack their lineup with lefties against Masterson. He really does not have the stuff to shut down the MFY lineup. Get ready for a long Sunday Night game.
And don’t forget: MFY SUCK!