The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Sox, present and past

I'm still ignoring the Red Sox, whose game last night is best consigned to the "Forget It And Get Over It" file.

On a night when the Sox' most solid starter lost his way the baseball gods demonstrated their fine sense of irony by having Pedro throw a two-hitter against the Astros. Pedro threw 80 of his 110 pitches for strikes and ran his record for the Mets to 7-1. Pedro may or may not have negotiated himself out of Boston, but one thing is for sure: he's still one of the best pitchers in baseball, and he's given the Mets a much-needed shot in the arm.