Baseball Magazine

Close Early, Rout Late

By Theomnipotentq @TheMightyQuinn
Friday night's game had all the makings of a 10-9 games, as the first inning took 45 minutes to play, with the Red Sox and Brewers each scored two runs. And with John Lackey giving up 4 in the first three innings, I could see a four-hour game on the horizon. It was 4-4 after 3 innings. But Lackey settled down and retired 15 straight hitters at one point, and the Sox beat up on Milwaukee pitching. Adrian Gonzalez continued his torrent hitting, as he had three hits including a home run that just made it over the Monster. He was just a triple short of the cycle, and he walked in his last at-bat. I knew a triple was just a pipe dream, unless all three outfielders collapsed in a heap. Kevin Youkilis left with "intestinal turmoil", which sounds like the trots to me. But he drove in two runs before the bug got him. But in rather more distressing news, Carl Crawford left with a left hamstring strain after legging out a single in the first, and was replaced by Darnell McDonald. No word yet on how severe the injury is. The Sox put the game away late with three runs in the seventh. Lackey went 8 innings, and ended strong. New York's loss to the Cubs in the afternoon now extends the Red Sox lead to 2 1/2 games.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Tiny Asteroid Zips Close By Earth

    Tiny Asteroid Zips Close Earth

    A tiny asteroid passed close by Earth Friday (Feb. 4) but posed no threat of impacting our planet - or even reaching the surface, NASA officials say. Read more

    By  Kovmil
    ASTRONOMY, SCIENCE
  • Punctuality (or How I Learned to Tolerate People Being Late)

    Punctuality Learned Tolerate People Being Late)

    by ConroyI was in a meeting yesterday with my firm's senior partner. My boss and I arrived about a minute before the meeting was to start. Partially in jest, bu... Read more

    By  Conroy
    LIFE COACH, LIFESTYLE, SOCIETY
  • Pussy Willow Close up

    Pussy Willow Close

    my post from last friday is actually a photograph that was taken maybe a week or so prior. I didn't think much of it until linda from occasional scotland... Read more

    By  Lily Hydrangea
    CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Key Shadows on a Late 16th Or Early 17th Century Strongbox

    Shadows Late 16th Early 17th Century Strongbox

    I came across this at the metropolitan museum of art last week when my husband noticed something amazing about this steel strongbox. he wanted to know how anyon... Read more

    By  Lily Hydrangea
    CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Reflections in Manhattan Early Friday Evening

    Reflections Manhattan Early Friday Evening

    earlier this friday evening people seemed to be out in droves reveling in the start of a brand new weekend. maybe the unseasonably warm temperatures we had toda... Read more

    By  Lily Hydrangea
    CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • NH Parole Board Grants Early Release

    Boston.com reports The New Hampshire Parole Board granted early release Thursday to a killer who says he has transformed himself behind bars. Read more

    By  Mikeb302000
    CURRENT, DEBATE, SOCIETY
  • Started Early Took the Dog

    Started Early Took

    “Started Early, Took the Dog,” is the name of a book by Kate Atkinson. Little Girl gave me a copy for my birthday. It’s currently in the bestsellers’ list but... Read more

    By  Judithmiddleton
    BOOKS, CULTURE

Magazines