Javier Lopez: Boston Red Sox

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For Pedro Martinez, it came in a postseason matchup against the Cleveland Indians.  For Curt Schilling, it was a bloody sock.  Tonight, for Javier Lopez, it was a strikeout of Carlos Delgado in the eighth inning of a 10-2 blowout: today he is a Boston Red Sox.

All self-importance kidding aside, we’re proud of our ability to coax Pedro into his earliest exit in THREE YEARS, much less this season, and, to mangle a phrase from way on down in Tuscaloosa, "roll Sox roll!".  Tomorrow they go for the full dozen.  Good times.

7 comments… add one

  • Has Pedro ever absorbed a beating like that? It was reminiscent of the pounding the Sox gave Clemens years ago, but more painful.

    Tom sf June 28, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • i love the banner btw.

    beth June 28, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • red sox have now scored the most runs in the AL East.

    ric June 28, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • What are our respective teams’ Pythagorean wins now, out of curiosity. Anyone have the math?

    SF June 28, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • Interesting – on tonight’s postgame interview, Pedro said that the three guys you expect to get out the easiest on the Sox are Gonzalez, Loretta, and Youkilis. Anyone else catch that? That’s incredibly interesting to me, and I wonder if anyone has filled Pedro in on Youk’s accomplishments this year, if Pedro pays attention to scouting, or if he’s going on experience and knowledge of swing flaws. Very, very curious stuff.

    SF June 28, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • Just wanted to say this entry is beautiful and exactly what I needed.

    Devine June 29, 2006, 12:25 am
  • By the way, the Pythag wins numbers are as follows:
    Sox PWP: .578
    Yanks PWP: .589
    Let the whining begin.

    SF June 29, 2006, 9:10 am

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