For the better part of this weekend, I was in enemy territory… the Empire State. Our trip started at 8:30am on Saturday and ended at 3:30pm on Sunday. In total, we spent about 15 hours in the car and about three hours at my sister-in-law’s 40th birthday party! We had fun… even if I did have the misfortune of overhearing some party goers discussing another baseball team… it was all “blah, blah, Yankees…blah, blah 20-something games over .500″ — enough to make me want to vomit into my wine glass. *sigh* Yes, I’m a disgruntled Red Sox fan. I’m not afraid to admit it.
I was pretty excited when we made it home in time to catch the end of the Red Sox game on the MLB Network… Yay! Ooooh, looks like they’re losing. Booo-hiss! From the looks of things, I didn’t miss much of a game. Here are the highlights, or I guess I should call them lowlights since we did take the L.
The good news — Jacoby Ellsbury had two more hits. And Clay Buchholz, just off the DL for a life threatening internal bleed, struck out eight! The bad news — Buchholz also gave up four earned runs which turns out was just enough for the Rays. The Sox bats had a difficult time figuring out David Price and could manage just three runs Saturday night. Rays won 5-3.
Today was a much better day. If you stopped watching after the first inning, you might not agree with me. The Sox put up a run in the first when James Shields walked Daniel Nava and David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez smacked a single to drive in Nava.
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