Sox-Phils Postmortem I: Lucky Number Seven

The Sox kept alive three streaks tonight that showcase all facets of their game:

  • They won their seventh in a row, a testament to the terrific starting pitching they’ve received from Schilling, Beckett, Wakefield, Snyder (never thought I’d say that) and Lester.
  • They played their 11th straight game without an error, a club record.
  • They rapped 13 hits for the sixth straight game.

Beckett threw perhaps his best game in a Red Sox uniform, perfect into the sixth and facing the minimum into the seventh. He received great defense, in particular fine plays from Lowell and AGon, and he received offensive support from Manny all the way down to Gabe Kapler. The Sox for seven games have hit on all cylinders, showing us the team we all thought they could be when we looked at them in spring training (except for Lowell — I think his bat looks a little slow). It’s been a great run; let’s hope it continues well into the summer.

Don’t worry, though, Yanks fans. "There’s hope for everyone."

3 comments… add one
  • Don’t worry, though, Yanks fans. “There’s hope for everyone.

    I sincerely hope we will cure senility in our lifetime, and regret that it sounds like it’s too late for that poor chap.

    attackgerbil June 24, 2006, 12:38 am
  • I wish I could find an actual video clip of that commercial, one of the best I’ve ever seen, imo. Sadly, NESN isn’t forward-thinking enough to provide one, and the YouTube people are asleep on the job…

    Paul SF June 24, 2006, 12:56 pm
  • It kind of makes up for their ‘One Nation…” series, which is by far the WORST set of commercials I have ever seen. If I see that woman actress saying “I just love that Coco Crisp” one more time I’m gonna Elvis my television.

    SF June 24, 2006, 1:02 pm

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