We have alternative plans, but everyone should use this as tonight's gamer. Go Sox!
Papi fouls one off his foot in the second. I was hoping for an Al Cervik moment.
“Ooooh, my foot.”
Lester w/ 7 Ks through 4.
Byrd goes down swinging for second out of the 5th, 8 Ks.
Brandon Boggs goes down swinging, 9 Ks for Lester through 5.
Lester only needs 12 Ks in the last four innings to break the ML record for Ks in a 9-inning game.
Petey singles home Green, 2-0.
nice looking game so far
There’s a Nantucket Horse in the house.
That called strike to Papi looked a little outside on gamecast
IBM – should be more like Pablo Garcia!
Home Run No. 2, around the Pesky Pole!
oh my gawd….Papi homers
And he is now 2-2 on the night
Lester’s thrown 61 pitches.
Gameday has Lowell’s homer to deep right center.
His BA is approaching the Mendoza line in the good way…
Or we could be saying Night Historical…Stop the presses…Papi Jacks one!!!
Maybe the trip to the Eye Doc did some good
Following on MLB Game Day – wife is surfing through MLB TV, ESPN, etc to make sure any Sox updates during this “Night Historical of Pablo Garcia”!!
Benson is getting slapped around out there
OK – come on Sox, just be swinging at pitches to get the home half of the inning over and get Jon “Pablo Garcia” Lester back out there.
Two-run single for Yooks! So much for Benson’s comeback.
Bills, check the Globe’s notes. Tito said that Papi was going to see the obstetrician, then corrected himself.
Thanks for the correction, courtesy of Peter Gammons.
8-0 now on Youk’s single
Wrong night to have “alternative plans”!
BillsBurg — I keep thinking the same thing. At some point the Sox hitters must be thinking, “We better stop piling it on before our guy gets cold on the bench.”
There it goes. Michael Young sends Peter Gammons home from New Hampshire.
Sh-t. Michael Young broke it up with a double.
that’s a shame.
That’s the third time this year we’ve taken one into the 7th.
BALLS! – Though if Lester and Beckett can throw like they have been in their last starts going forward I think we will be alright.
And that was Lester’s 70th pitch.
And a walk to Jones
Still, this game is Gagne-proof.
Lester needs to throw no hitters because he sometimes struggles out of the stretch.
Tonight is New Hampshire Day at Fenway.
Wow. If you believe in omens.
8 runs and 5 LOBs.
It’s a banner day for the offense.
Papi Ks, his first of the game, and he misses a chance to raise his BA to .200.
No perfect game or no hitter but a very fine outing by Lester.
A couple of thoughts:
1. Lester pointed out on the post-game show that his last two opponents, Toronto and Texas, are very aggressive, which says something about his recent success.
2. He also gave a lot of credit to Tek, who has caught four no-hitters. And I wonder, including the four no-nos (Nomo, Lowe, Buccholz, Lester), how many times has Tek taken a no-hitter into the 7th? He’s done it twice this year already.
Lester’s ERA dropped 0.56, to 5.09 tonight. He started the night at 5.65.
Rotation pulling it together…
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