Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Machine Rolls On

Wow. The Sox continue to roll with a 7-6 win over the Angels last night. It was a close one, though, as the Los Angeles California Orange County Angels of Anaheim of the Long Skinny State to the West were actually ahead for an inning. Or maybe half an inning.

But hey. Didja see that Jacoby Ellsbury??? Oh. My. God. Two home runs. AND he scored the winning run. It makes my head hurt that anyone was even thinking about trading that boy for Johann Santana during the off season. I see a Rookie-of-the-Year award in his future.

My man Youk also porked one into the Monster seats. Which extended my "Beat the Streak" hitting streak to 8 games. I have a long way to go there, because someone has well over 20 going on right now.

Meanwhile, our poor Rangers can't even beat the Tigers. That's bad. They are most definitely doomed. Lots of speculation. Will manager Ron Washington make it out of Detroit with his job intact? We shall see. The Rangers are worse by at least a week than they were last season. Last season, they had not lost 14 games until April 29th and they weren't 7 under .500 until sometime in May. Sadly, most "experts" agree that they have more talent on the field than they had last year. Something is certainly very wrong, then.

Back to the important team. Red Sox bats have come alive with a vengeance. There's hardly a weak spot in the lineup. And, hopefully, Lowell will be back soon. Um...but what's up with our Beckett? I'm a little worried about that.

Oh, and we have Tampa Bay after the Angels. That's scary. For some reason, the Sox always have a hard time beating them. Maybe this year will be different.


Ted D said...

Bickley, doing it without Beckett was impressive, and they've got to do it again tonight. Looks like Daisuke has caught the flu bug and Lester is going in his place.

Good article on Nolan Ryan in the USA Today from today; He's determined to turn them into a winner, so I'm thinking Washington isn't long for the world.

Bickley said...

Heh...we can dream, can't we?