Friday, May 22, 2009
SOX CONTINUE TO PROTECT THEIR HOUSE
The Red Sox have turned Fenway Park into a fortress. They've also gotten themselves a half game out of 1st place with a sweep of the Blue Jays, the first time the Sox have ever swept a Blue Jays team that was holding 1st place.
Jacoby Elssbury's hitting streak reached 16 games with a 1 for 4 performance.
Jason Bay has hit 11 straight multi-run homeruns, tying a Red Sox record. Who the hell is the guy who looked this up? Can we get a "Real American Heroes" commercial for the dudes who look these obscure things up?
If Ellsbury, Pedroia, Youkilis, Ortiz, and Bay are hitting, the top of the Sox lineup becomes very, VERY fierce.
The best part of the night was seeing Jon Lester put in a quality start. 0 homeruns, that was a relief. He scattered tons of hits, but only 1 of them wasn't a single. This was Lester's first homerless start since April 24th.
Very interesting night in the Fens coming up. The Mets are in town, and Johan Santana (5-2, 1.36 ERA) squares off against a returning Daisuke Matsuzaka.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa