Look at the screen. Now look at your clock. Now back to the screen. Now--
You're still looking at the clock, aren't you. I may not have thought this completely through.
Well, what you've garnered from the clock by now is that it's late, and getting later, and the Sox game is only just now about to start.
One wonders why this couldn't be an afternoon game? Or perhaps one of those primetime ESPN things. I honestly might by willing to put up with Bobby V. suggesting that Carl Crawford hasn't been known for his defense in exchange for a couple of hours.
It certainly has the pitching matchup to justify national exposure:
#19 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
May 15, 1980
|2011 - Josh Beckett||9-4||22||22||1||1||0||0||145.0||97||36||35||12||39||127||2.17||.94|
#34 / Pitcher / Seattle Mariners
Apr 08, 1986
|2011 - Felix Hernandez||10-10||25||25||3||0||0||0||179.1||156||72||66||14||55||174||3.31||1.18|
Now, you all may be remembering that time where we beat up on him in Boston for six runs in six innings, but it's probably a bit much to ask for that again. Especially without Youkilis.
- Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
- Carl Crawford, LF
- Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
- Dustin Pedroia, 2B
- David Ortiz, DH
- Josh Reddick, RF
- Mike Aviles, 3B
- Jason Varitek, C
- Marco Scutaro, SS
Yeah. Not exactly the most impressive bunch we've ever thrown out there. But given how Beckett has rolled of late, all they need are three or four runs.
Of course, none of this really matters. What does is that Wily Mo Pena is batting fifth for Seattle!
Go Sox! And here's to some big Wily Mo strikeouts!