Haven’t posted here in a little while and I felt the need to catch up.
The Yankees sweep at Fenway was followed by two out of three in NY and it would probably have been another sweep if the unfortunate Jeff Karstens had avoided the Lugo line drive that broke his leg. Still, 5-1 this year and seven of the last eight (OK the last two of last season were meaningless end-of-season affairs).
Sox in first place with, briefly, the best record in baseball and the other lot in last place, umpteen games under five hundred.
And then today’s crazy ride with Matsuzaka coughing up 5 in the first on three walks, a hit batter and an error. Sox tying with five of their own, including a Manny HR, taking the lead, losing it again to give Dice-K a no-decision and Manny’s second of the game for the 8-7 win.
Meanwhile in Texas, the other lot were playing a double-header and, unusually, won both games so they made up a little ground (but they’re still .440 which is all good). With any luck, they’ll be knackered for the weekend series against the M’s.
The Sox are in the awful dome in Minnesota. My imperfect memory tells me they traditionally don’t do well there. Timmy goes tomorrow (for me) at lunchtime, then Snr Tavarez faces Santana, with Curt in the Sunday game. I’d take a 2-1 Sox series but 1-2 wouldn’t be the end of the world.
Mid-autumn sun tomorrow so I might get out on the deck for the last time this season.
::Clinks wine glass::