Happy Easter from Anaheim
Wild start to this one, with Bobby Abreu asking for time and getting it and Josh Beckett unleashing it high and tight on the lefty.
I’m glad no punches were thrown. That wouldn’t have been the right way to celebrate Easter!
It seemed like Mike Scioscia was just itching to get thrown out of the game. Every time a sunflower was spat, it seemed like Scioscia was coming out of the dugout to argue. Obviously the Angels have been through a very emotional few days and that could have taken a toll today.
If the Red Sox get to the ninth with a lead, you won’t see Jonathan Papelbon out there. Not after 39 pitches yesterday.
This is where it is very nice to have Takashi Saito around.
Until Pedroia scored on the stolen base and subsequent error by Napoli, the Red Sox hadn’t had a run produced by anything but a home run since Friday — for those of you keeping track of such things.