Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jonny Lester is BACK!!! So good, so good, so good!

OK. So the Red Sox came into this game on a 6 game losing streak. The boys didn't NEED a win, but I am sure they wanted one. I know I wanted one. This game was the first time back on the mound for Jon Lester since he was hit above the knee at Yankee Stadium. Pretty much everyone was waiting with baited breath to see how Lester was going to bounce back. People were concerned about Lester being hit and also about how Lester pitched in the few innings before he left the game. So, this game that doesn't mean anything...seemed all kinds of important.

The offense got Lester out to a quick lead with Youk's sac fly in the 1st inning. Ortiz got his 97th RBI in the 3rd on a line drive, followed by a RBI single by JayBay to have the Red Sox leading 3-0. The drama of the evening was the Tribe's pitcher, Carrasco being hit by a line drive in the 4th that was eerily reminiscent to Jonny Lester being hit. He left the game and reports are that he is ok. Thank goodness for that. The bullpen came in for the Indians and took care of business for Carrasco.

So, how did Lester do???

Lester's line. 6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K on 84 pitches. Basically...Lester was all chuck full of awesome and showed that not only is he back, but he seems READY for the post season. Lester struck out the side in the 5th and his off speed pitches just looked nasty. Lester walked the first batter in the 7th inning and Tito took him out. Bard came in...gave up a hit...and hit a batter. With the bases loaded and one out, it looked like the Red Sox might be in trouble. Bard lucked out with an awesome Gonzo/Pedey DP and got out of the inning without any damage done. Wagner followed with a 1-2-3 in the 8th and Pap closed out the 9th with an awesome 1-2-3 of his own. Pap looked like he is locked and ready for October...throwing 11 pitches, 9 for strikes to get through the inning.


Yeah. It officially feels like Soxtober.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Red Sox 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 0


Matt October 1, 2009 at 8:37 PM  

Everyone can take a step back from the ledge now, the Sox are going to be fine and Lester is going to kick some ass in the O.C. Soxtober has arrived.

Heretic,  October 2, 2009 at 5:35 AM  

Damn right ^_^


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