Thursday, June 21, 2007

We're Better Lookin' on this Road trip... so Far...

Ok, I know this picture has nothing to do with the Red Sox, but I found it very amusing, and it sorta goes with the title, if you stretch it a bit. I've decided that every time Roger Clemens loses, I will include this photo on my next blog posting. Clemens got taken out after 4 1/3 innings, and took the loss, so here's the Rosie as an Al Quaida operative photo, viewing number one...
Thanks to Leah at work, for sending me this photo from our friends on the world wide web...
What a difference one road trip makes, eh?
We sure did get a warm welcome to HOTLANTA, home of the Braves. Games 2 and 3 certainly have turned this trip around, as we took the series. Stellar pitching outings by both Josh Beckett and crazy Julian Tavarez. Last night's 5 homers certainly helped revive our offense, as Drew, Papi, Coco, Manny, and Hinski all played home run derby at the Braves' expense. Poor Lugo. He really, really tried to hit the ball. And the one time he actually hit a real, solid, bonifide hit to the gap in right/center... BAM!! A leaping catch by the center fielder, for an out.
Lugo can't catch a break, and his batting average is equivalent to a 5th grader's weight.
Nice day off today, as we head out to the West Coast now, to take on 3 against the Padres and 3 against the Mariners. Today's vacation day is a good opportunity for Lowell and Drew to have an extra day to heal themselves (Lowell - thumb, Drew, tight quads), and it allows Beckett opportunity to prepare for Sunday's game.

The Padres series will not be a cakewalk, by any means. Maddux and Peevy will prove to be tough, and the Padres bats, while streaky, can be hot. Sunday afternoon's matchup between Beckett and Peevy is being marketed out there as THE game of the month to watch. A pitcher's duel. No pressure, of course.

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