The Baseball Desert

Monday, August 27, 2007


After a 46-run weekend, I was going to step back and take a look at the pitching performances against the White Sox, which, in case you hadn't noticed, were most excellent, but papel-blog beat me to it.

I'd just like to reiterate that the Red Sox staff (bullpen included) gave up just 7 runs in four games. Seven. The offense could have scored 35 runs less than it did and they'd still have won the series. Admittedly, they weren't facing the '27 Yankees out there, but the White Sox are hardly a Little League team either, so the performances are worth noting.

My own personal favourite was Tavarez, who pitched a peach of a game on 6 days' rest, keeping the White Sox in check long enough for the bats to get warm and chase Vazquez from the game. He's still one of my heroes of this season - a guy from whom little was expected but who has delivered big-time.

Before leaving the weekend sweep behind, I just wanted to point out a couple of gems from around Red Sox Nation:
  • After seeing the "Why me?" look on Ozzie Guillen's face all weekend, I can but agree with papel-blog:
    I seriously thought he was going to rush the mound while his own team was pitching during the eighth inning on Saturday. If Ozzie becomes the first manager to start an on-the-field brawl with his own team before the season is over, I will not be least bit surprised.
  • Meanwhile, over at Basegirl, Kristen and Annette have delved deep into that scary place they call their imaginations and have scripted the future. Miss it at your peril.