I wasn't so sure about Curt after the first inning or two, but he settled down and gave us 7 quality innings. Excellent way to bounceback after the Opening Day disaster.
What can I say? Jo-el was bad, Javier Lopez actually came very close to getting a DP in the bases-loaded situation. He's certainly doing his best to make the Timlin roster crunch a more difficult decision. Paps was unreal. If you didn't get to see his performance last night, go somewhere where you can watch it.
Aside from Papi and Drew, everyone could use some work. It IS early, and hopefully the bats warm up as the temperature does. Manny was robbed by the wind a couple of times.
Crisp made a great running catch and was able to double up an overzealous Lofton at 1B. Cora failed to cover 1B on a bunt play. Youkilis dropped a catchable line drive.
Co-winners: Papi drove the offense. Paps nailed down a save in an extremely difficult situation. Someone had to K Michael Young, and he was able to make it happen.
Loser: Pineiro. This is what I was talking about the other day, when a guy "does his best to lose" a game. Sure he wasn't trying to, but he came in not throwing strikes right from the get-go. I would have liked to see Donnelly given a chance in that situation.
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He's got a hell of a gameface. He looked like he wanted to eat Michael Young's babies. -tommy