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Rays/Red Sox/MLB Late Night Musings

I’m really just too tired to put up a coherent post.  So here are some things that ran through my mind as the games played out tonight.

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Game 1

Pat Burrell might be turning around.  His 2-run blast was HUGE. 

Wade Davis pitched very well against a really tough team.  Great job.

–The weather was just ridonkulous.  All the Rays were bundled up big time.  Then there is Captain Underbite, Kevin Youkilis.  He is either immune or just that foolish, but he’s out there with short sleeves.  Well done?

–Bases Loaded.  Nobody out.  And the Rays get out of it!!!!  Holee Cow!!!

–This was a great win.  Happy to see the boys stay strong and pull out the W in strange circumstances.

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Game 2

James Shields kept the emotions in check all game long.  He pitched great.  Sure, he gave up a 2-run homer late, but it did no damage whatsoever.  He was composed and kept the Sox hitters off balance all game long.

–I laugh to myself when I hear the Red Sox fans try to get into Longo’s head by shouting “Eva.”  It was great tonight because the Rays’ microphones were picking up on some of these fans’ shoutings (I am sure they were pretty lubricated by this point in the night).  As they shouted at Evan, he promptly launched one into the Green Monster for what amounted to the game winning run.  Well done EVAN.

–The Red Sox fans were funny tonight.  God bless ’em, they wanted a win big time tonight.  In fact, one of the more redeeming qualities about those who love the Red Sox is that they stick with their team until the end.  I know that is something I learned as a Cubs fan growing up and it has certainly served me well as a Rays fan. 

        But every time a Sox player put wood on ball, the crowd would erupt, hoping it was going to be “the” hit.  There were a couple of late homers that made me nervous for sure, so they were almost right.

–The poll during the game tonight was, “Who is the Rays’ chief competition for the division this year?”  Results:

     Yanks    70%

     Sox       20%

     Blue Jays  10%

I think that Boston will give the Rays a big run this year, despite the results of these first two games.  The Sox are just too darn good to go away.

–I can’t believe that the Mets and Cardinals played 20 innings!  The Cards had position players pitching and pitchers playing left field.  Awesome.

–Congrats to those Rox.  A No-Hitter from Ubaldo Jiminez.  That guy is just awesome.

Colorado Rockies Starter Ubaldo Jimenez Delivers To The Atlanta Braves

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Thinking of Tomorrow

Matt Garza is having a great year.  A GREAT year.  a 1.13 ERA!?  2-0 record?  A .179 Opponent Batting Average?  Amazing.  But…

–The Rays seem to falter just when they are getting hot.  And they are hot now.  And…

–As I already said, the Red Sox are TOO DARN GOOD!!!  WE HAVE TO SCRAPE AND CLAW JUST TO GET A WIN AGAINST THESE GUYS!!!

–Tomorrow will be interesting…

–Definitely time to get some sleep.

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