Friday, April 18, 2014

3 Things From Last Night's Sox Game

3 Things From Last Night's Sox Game...

The Red Sox won 3-1 yesterday to take the series 2 games to 1 from the White Sox in Chicago.  The hitting for the Sox has yet to catch up to the pitching so far this season, but if you're not going to get a ton of hits, it's good to get timely hits.

1. Pay That Man His Money

Jon Lester out-pitched White Sox starter Chris Sale as they both look no-hitters pretty deep into the game.  I guess you can see why Jon Lester ripped up the contract offer for 4 years and 70 million that he was offered from the Sox.  This is a guy who you can put up against any other number 1 in the league and should be paid that way.  He can carry this staff (and has shown that with 2 World Series rings).

8 Innings
7 Hits
1 ER
9 K's
0 BB

2. High Five City is Back!

He didn't look 100% like Koji last night and was leaving his splitter up a little bit, but c'mon, it's Koji.  Even 80% of him is better than most closers.  He threw strikes, got a K, and there was never any doubt that he was getting a save and the Red Sox were going to win once he came in the game.

3. X Gonna Give It To Ya

Xander hit a 444 foot absolute bomb to break up Sale's bid for a no-no and now has the longest home run for the Sox this season.  Maybe he should keep accidentally posting pictures like this the night before games.

Just missed the three things:
- Herrera's squeeze play
- Napoli is back in the line up
- Adam Eaton robbing Papi's HR
- Rossy with a big double down the line to take the lead
- Adam Dunn may be the slowest person in the history of baseball.  I'm not even over-stating that.