The Baseball Desert

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Southern Comfort

I didn't see the game last night, but it sounds like the sort of game I enjoy - good solid pitching from our Texas / Louisiana staff, and one key hit to win the game.

Papelbon - who looked great on Monday night - got the ball to close out his first career save, and a tip of the cap should go to Keith Foulke, who said exactly what we wanted to hear about Tito's decision:
"The team comes first. You have to do what’s important for the team, not for yourself."
"(Francona)’s the manager of the Boston Red Sox, he’s not Keith Foulke’s dad. (Papelbon’s) been throwing the ball great."
So, 2 out of 3 in Texas - a pretty good start to the season. The Sox now head north to face those pesky birds we couldn't deal with last season, the Orioles and the Blue Jays. Despite the small sample size, those two series might well give us a good indication how the rest of the season is going to look.