3-game playoffs start tonight at Fenway
The Twins come in for three games tonight, and this is the one and only chance the Red Sox will have to impact the 2006 postseason. What the Red Sox can do is dent the hopes of the Twins, and help out Detroit and Chicago. The Red Sox should treat these next three nights like their own playoffs, because it’s the only real taste they’ll have for the rest of the year.
Weird to be spoilers, isn’t it? As Mark Loretta said the other night, you take motivation anywhere you can get it.
The Red Sox have their top three pitchers on the mound — Wakefield, Schilling and Beckett. And it will be fun to watch Santana pitch on Thursday night.
I think these games will be entertaining. Maybe Manny will even play. Who knows.
After the Twins series, the Red Sox have the battle for second place this weekend in Toronto. Four games should go a long way toward determining who finishes second in the AL East.
Once the Blue Jays series is over, there won’t be much drama to watch. You’re looking at two games against the Devil Rays and three against the Orioles. But those of us who just love baseball will still find something interesting. For instance, can Pedroia play second next year? Is David Murphy ready? As Craig Hansen taken a leap forward since his latest stint at Pawtucket?
Talk to you later,