And dear A.J., why do your pitches depart so quickly? Chicago roughed up Burnett last night, hanging nine on the beleaguered Bomber to sending him packing early in the fourth.
Meanwhile, Jon Lester was fantastic and though Papelbon walked two in the ninth to make things “interesting”, he struck out three for the save as VMart homered twice as Boston picked up a game on the Yankees and Rays by winning 3-1.
Things are tightening in the Beast.
Today’s showdowns feature C.C. against John Danks in Chicago, while Clay Buccholz brings his league-leading ERA to the Rays in St. Pete, who send Matt Garza. On paper, it’s a pitching fan’s paradise for both baseball games.
Manny to Chicago? Boston hosts the Pale Sox next weekend.
Comment away on your summertime fun.