Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed

OK, show of hands who thought the Red Sox were going to get 3 homers out of Jed Lowrie ALL YEAR!

I sure as hell didn't!

I don't know how long this will last but having Lowrie hitting means that Marco Scutaro will be giving the Red Sox... wait for it... DEPTH!

Of course today started off pretty badly with a leadoff homer by old friend Coco Crisp. And when the A's loaded the bases in the 6th, I thought it was going to become unraveled.

But alas, things broke the right way and lo and behold the Red Sox got a split in Oakland.

And I get to update the tally.


April 8 - 9-6 win against the Yankees. (The Sox end their 6 game losing streak with a slugfest. John Lackey stinks but Phil Hughes stinks even more.)
April 10 - 4-0 win against the Yankees. (Beckett and Sabathia duel in a game that was 1-0 until the late innings.)
April 20 - 5-3 win in Oakland. (Red Sox survive a lead off homer and two bases loaded situations and facing the tying run at the plate to win their first road game.)


April 1 - 9-5 loss in Texas. (The Sox tie Opening Day in the 8th with an Ortiz homer only to have Bard implode and the Sox let up 4 in the bottom of the 8th.)
April 5 - 3-1 loss in Cleveland. (The Sox drop their 4th straight as the bats are dead in Cleveland.)
April 7 - 1-0 loss in Cleveland. (Sox blow a great Lester performance on a squeeze bunt and Darnell McDonald overrunning the bag to end the game.)
April 12 - 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay. (A solid Lester performance is wasted as Kyle Farnsworth of all people shuts down the Sox.)
April 15 - 7-6 loss to Toronto. (Bobby Jenks implodes with a 4 run seventh inning as the Red Sox waste Pedroia and Youkilis homers and a clutch RBI double by Scuatro.
April 19 - 5-0 loss in Oakland. (Pedroia gets picke doff, the Sox bats go dead and waste a solid Lackey start.)


Bring on the Angels... bring on the wins.

Don't forget, Jed Lowrie ENDED the 2008 Division Series against the Angels with a walk off hit.

Go get em, Jed!

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  1. thanks for bringing some extra money into Oakland for a couple days, Sox fans.

  2. I'll give you your show of hands, Sully. I have been waiting for my fellow Oregonian to break out and knew it would happen eventually (even with the wrist and mono issues). Greatness was delayed, but not denied, and his LEGEND will only continue to grow...