Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Papelbon Is Brilliant, Life Is Good

Papelbon struck out the side last night to seal the victory over the A's, 2-1. Dice-K struck out 9 in 6 2/3 innings. I wasn't able to watch any of the game, since it started so late...I had to get a nap before going to work, but I was able to listen to the last inning and heard Papelbon's brilliant 9th.

I have just seen some video, though, that shows Varitek getting completely robbed of a home run. Even the announcers were saying that it was a home run. But no umpires were anywhere near the shot to make a valid call. Pft.

And in spite of having two wins, we are in third place. Well, that will change soon.

Also, Manny got a hit, which kept my "Beat the Streak" contest going at 5 games. Thanks, Manny.

And to help make it a better day, the Rangers beat the Mariners, 5-4, in the ninth. It was a see-saw game, which they really tried to lose, but Josh Hamilton said, "No Way!" He belted a two run homer to drive in Ian Kinsler in the top of the ninth, and CJ Wilson pitched a good bottom to close it.

Gotta go eat lunch. Later, friends!


Ted D said...

Bickley, like an idiot I stayed up. But I'm glad I did, because Papelbon was brilliant.

Great pitching, and thankfully the screw job Tek got didn't hurt us.

Josh Hamilton hit the GW? Made my day, Bickley. I hope the guy can make it.

~**Dawn**~ said...

I still have to root for Gabbard even though he is in Texas now. =) I liked him a lot.