In an interesting occurence, the Sox started Jon Lester last night and tonight for the Orioles it’s someone named Jon Leicester on the hill. Tonight we see Daisuke Matsuzaka for the Sox, will the Orioles throw out somone named Deyesekay Mottsoosocka tomorrow?
Though we didn’t catch the contest yesterday, we know the results and read about the game: it was good to see the Sox pitching continue to shut down the opposition, and it was also good to hear JD Drew excelled in the field and at the plate: we’ve not disguised the fact that we are rooting for the guy and refuse to jump off the bandwagon, no matter how ugly the results. The Sox need this guy to produce in order to go deep during the postseason, particularly if Manny isn’t 100%. We also heard that Daniel Cabrera lost it last night, revealing himself as a Yankees fan in Orioles’ clothing, throwing at our beloved second baseman. Funny thing: I was typing in Pedroia’s name on my spanky new iPhone, and for some reason the spell-check function corrected "Pedroia" to "Pestroia". No joke. I think someone in programming at Apple may root for the Bombers. Anyhow, it should be interesting to see if Pedroia’s head attracts any pitches tonight, considering he said after the game that Cabrera is an "idiot" and "stinks" as a pitcher.
(Aside: though potentially accurate based on last night’s efforts from Cabrera, Dustin’s comments are certainly inadvisable and impolitic: someone get that lovable shrimp a muzzle, he’s gonna get a teammate or himself killed at some point!)
Consider this your thread for tonight’s action from Fenway South. Go Sox!!