Sunday, April 27, 2008

Devil of a weekend

They're excited in St. Petersburg. And why not? This was the biggest weekend in Rays' history since Rolando Arrojo defected from Cuba. Not only did they sweep the defending champs in grand style, they also assured themselves of an above-.500 record through the first month of the season for the first time in franchise history.

Fitting that Me & Pedro was silent for the better part of three days because so, too, were Boston's bats. Five runs! Three losses, each one maddening in its own way. The missed opportunities of Friday night, staying with Clay just a bit too long on Saturday, wasting Beckett's 13 strikeout effort today. Brutal. Oh and did I mention they face Roy Halladay on Tuesday? Just the medicine they need! Boo.

Five losses in a row and yet the Sox are tied for first place. This glass be half full.

3 comments:

micro$oft (the original one) said...

I'm still steamed at how many fantasy points our league gave you for Beckett's loss

Ben said...

Really? Why shouldn't 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 13 K be worth a lot? The loss is but a footnote. What, do you propose a point cap for a starting pitcher who gets a loss because his offense scores zero runs?

I'm still steamed at meself for watching Sunday's game and thinking, "Oh well, at least Shields's complete game shutout well get me loads of fantasy points."

I hate fantasy baseball.

Bryan said...

Geoff, I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.