The roadtrip started well yesterday, but the Yanks fought their way to 2nd place with a sixth straight victory and their second over the O’s. I was more or less rooting for the Yanks since they trailed the O’s in the standings to start the game, and it seems reasonable to root for the 3rd place team instead of the 2nd…still, I couldn’t help but feel like karmically, it might be better to root for the O’s when the gap is only half a game between 2nd and 3rd.
Anyway, the Red Sox led by 5.5 at the end of yesterday’s games, and will lead by either 5 or 6 depending on their game tonight. They are attempting to match the Yankees win streak by winning their own sixth in a row. The Angels’ starter, Jerome Williams, was hammered for seven runs in 1.2 innings in his last start…on Wednesday. Going on two days rest after a shellacking…one can only hope it turns out as expected. Sox counter with the fairly solid Dempster. Comment away!