The Baseball Desert

Saturday, May 20, 2006

The guy that drives the bus

The Red Sox improved their Friday record to 4-3 with a good win over the Phillies last night. If you want to engage in a bit of simplistic math, then the two-run difference was accounted for by a huge blast into the second deck at CBP by David Ortiz, whom Mike Lowell called "the guy that drives the bus."

I have to say that I like that image of Big Papi as this driving force. I can see him as a kind and gentle soul taking care of those riding on the bus, but at the same time ready to kick the everloving crap out of anyone who disses his passangers. Get this man a blue blazer and a cap right now!

Lowell himself remains shit-hot - last night he went 3-for-3 with a home run, and added in a walk for good measure - and the bullpen was once again stellar - 2 1/3 innings, 1 hit, no runs, 3 strikeouts. If you can put together timely hitting, a solid outing and good relief you won't go far wrong - hopefully the Sox will continue in this vein.

Oh, and if the cake wasn't good enough for you, here's a little icing: a walk-off win by the Mets against "No" Mo Rivera. Sweet.