Start Me Up
Was that any way to start the second half? How maddening is Julian Tavarez? Every time he takes a leap forward — as in four shutout innings last Sunday in Chicago — he takes a giant step back as in a couple of the hanging meatballs he threw tonight.
Oh well, I wasn’t at Fenway tonight, I started a week of vacation tonight. I actually fell asleep on the futon with my four-year old son and awoke in the bottom of the 11th with Ortiz at the plate, thinking he could hit a walkoff home run yet again. Then i saw that the Sox had fallen behind 5-3 during my slumber.
They still gave it a nice fight at the end. I thought Lowell might jack one there, but he let the first two pitches go over to get behind 0-2. Ah well, let’s see what Beckett has tomorrow night.
I’m sure I’ll still be posting periodically during my hiatus, though i will be traveling with the family for a minivan vacation to some kids parks in Pennsylvania starting on Saturday. Feel free to use this blog as your sounding board during that time. It helps me keep track of what i’m missing.
I return to game coverage when the Red Sox begin their West Coast trip in Seattle next Friday, July 21.