|Congratulations to Dusty Brown on making his Major League debut last night! Photo taken by Kelly O’Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission.
When the Nationals tied it up in the sixth inning I had the thought that it doesn’t matter what the record of the opposing team is, they’re going to come to play and every game won’t be a cakewalk. I still was confident that the Sox would win but I wasn’t convinced it would be easy.
What did I know?
Four singles, two walks and a triple in the 8th inning sure made it look easy. 11 runs on 17 hits with Pedroia, Youkilis, Bay and Ellsbury all having a multiple hit game (Ellsbury and Bay with 4 – Pedroia with 3) and JD Drew and Brad Penny being the only two starters who didn’t have hits made things look easy when the game was over. It was a fun game to watch (and re-watch!) and getting the win with Penny starting gives me hope for, at the very least, a series win with Lester going tonight. I’m hoping Crabcakes gets the win tonight, leaving the door open for Smoltz to not “have” to win on Thursday.
Mind you, I wouldn’t be disappointed with a sweep either! I’m enjoying the Sox being up five games in the East (thanks to the Yanks losing to the Braves last night) and I’m looking forward to the team upping that lead.
But one game at a time. Crabby goes against Craig Stammen tonight and I’ll be live blogging it. Come on by if you have the chance!