Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sox take 2 of 3 from Braves

The Sox won the 1st two games 4-1 and 1-0 behind the strong pitching of Beckett and Wake but the bats faltered all weekend and the Sox and penny lost the final game 2-1 on a pair of homers. Inter-league play is over and the Sox now head to Baltimore with a 3 game lead on the Yanks!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Red Sox take 2 of 3 from Nationals

The Red Sox won 6-4 and 11-3 to take the first two games in this 3 game inter-league series. Big Papi hit a 3 run homer in the 1st inning and Tek added a 2 run shot in the 6th as the Sox won 6-4. Lester got his 6th win evening up his record and Pap got his 17th save.

J Bay hit his 19th homer in the 1st game and the Sox broke it open with a 6 run 8th inning. Manny Delcarmen picked up the win as the Sox took a 5 game lead over the yanks and Blue Jays in the Al East

The Sox got pounded in the last game and lost 9-3

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sox Take 2 of 3 from Braves

Becket outpitched Derek Lowe on Saturday in the quickest game of the season (2:11) and got his 8th win as the Sox rebounded to win 3-0. On Sunday Big Papi hit a 2 run homer in the 1st and the Sox blew to leads and were tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 9th when Nick Green hit the 1st pitch he saw around the pesky pole to give the Sox a 6-5 victory and put them 4 games up on the Yankees in the Al East!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Red Sox 2 Braves 8

Gaelen and I went to this game, staying the night with Grandma and taking advantage of our Kid Nation Tickets. We sat in right field behind a post in the beautiful sunset light.

Dice-K's 1st pitch was hit into the bullpen for a homer, his 2nd pitch was a double, his 3rd a single and then he walked to to fall behind 2-0 and the Braves never looked back.

The Sox managed only 2 hits, both by J Bay, a double and a 2 run blast over the Green Monster. Could have been a better game but its fun just to be in the park!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sox take 2 of 3 from Marlins

The Sox won the 1st game 8-2, Wake got his 9th win and Big Papi hit his 5th homer.

The Sox won the 2nd game 6-1 and Jacoby got his 3rd homer and penny his 6th win.

The Sox may have won the third game but lost 2-1 in a game that only went 5 innings due to rain. Youk gave the Sox the lead 1-0 with his 12th homer but Lester gave up back-to-back homers in the top of the 2nd which were enough for the Marlins to squeak by with a victory.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sox take 2 of 3 from World Champion Phillies

The Sox won 5-2 and 11-6 before losing on Sunday 11-6 as they played the Philiies in Philadelphia. Becket hit his 3rd career homer on Sunday to tie the game after giving up 4 runs but he gave up a homer to lead off the next inning and the Phills rallied for 6 runs to win the last game of the series.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sox sweep Yankees!

Big Papi started it with a homer, the Yanks pulled ahead with 3 runs in the 7th on an A-rod hit but JD Drew scored on a sac fly in the bottom of the 8th as the Sox rallied to score 3 runs and Pap closed it out with his 16th save as the Sox swept the yanks and extended their streak to 9 consecutive wins against them, 10 including last season!

Penny got the win beating C.C. Sabathia!!!

Red Sox 4 Yankees 3

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Red Sox 6 Yankees 5

The Sox held on to beat the yanks 8 straight with a 6-5 win. Wake got his 8th win, Pap his 15th save, Lowell hit his 10th homer as did Youk whose 2 run shot in the 4th was the difference in this game. The Sox led 1-0, 3-1, 4-2, 6-2, 6-3 as the yanks crawled back into it with back-to-back homers by johnny Damon and Mark Texiera in the 7th. But Hideki Okajima came on to strike out Hideki Matsui with Posada on 2nd to end the inning then he struck out Jeter and Damon with a runner on 2nd to end the 8th. The Sox are now in 1st place in the AL East one game up on the Yanks

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Red Sox 7 Yankees 0

Big Papi went deep with a 2 run homer in the 2nd and Becket pitched like a champion as the Sox continued to roll over the Yankees with their 6th straight win over them, 7 if you go back to September of 2008. It was the 1st shut out for the Sox and the 1st time the Yanks have been shut out this season. Nick Green also connected for a solo home run to ice the cake !

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sox drop 2 of 3 to Rangers

Penny and DiceK came up short while sandwiched in between Lester was dominant in the only win of the series for the Sox. The Sox lost 5-1 and 6-3 and won 8-1. I listened to both losses while driving Gaelen to and from our house for the weekend as the Sox dropped out of 1st place..

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Red Sox Sweep Tigers with 6-3 win.

The Sox fell behind 3-0 but then Dontrelle Willis had a melt down hitting jacoby to lead off the 3rd and then walked the next 4 batters and was lifted from the game. J Bay hit a 2 run double and Baldelli had an RBI single to plate the 6th run of the inning and the score held up as the Sox swept the Tigers and remained even with the Yanks for first place.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Red Sox 10 Tigers 5

Beckett took a no hitter into the 7th and Drew hit a 1st inning 2 run homer as the Sox piled up the runs leading 10-0 at one point. A series of errors in the 8th led to 5 Tiger runs as the Sox continue to be sloppy mopping up games.

Beckett is now 6-3 and looking like a dominant pitcher again and with the Yankee's lose to the Rangers are now tied for 1st place in the AL east.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Red Sox 5 Tigers 1

Terry Francona got his 501 st win as a Sox manager moving him to 3rd place all time. Dice-K got his first win of the season and is now 1-3 and J Bay hit another monster home run as the Sox beat 1st place Detroit to even their record at 4-4 on this trip. Pedroia has been leading off the last two games and Ellsbury is batting 8th with Big Papi still in the 6th spot. Was working too much to really pay attention to this one but got to hear Pap strike out the side in the 9th after loading the bases with no one out. A typical Pap performance this year :)