*Picture from the Boston Globe*
When this happened, I was hoping someone got a shot of it. After Julio led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run, he jumped into Papi's arms like Rakes would do to me. Classic Red Sox: 2 grown men acting like 6 year olds. Made me smile from ear to ear.
Mike Lowell was the star today: 4 for 5 with a grand slam and 3 singles in the early game. In addition to his and Julio's shot, Youk had a 2 run blast and WMP hit one that I think is still rolling down the Mass Pike. Final score in game one: 13-3.
Game 2: not so good. 14-0 Braves, and the boys could not get anything going vs. Smoltz, who went 7, gave up 3H, 1BB, 7K's and 0R.
Good news is this: the Sox end the day in the same position they started. 10.5 games up over the Yanks, who lost again today to the Mets.
Tomorrow it's Kason Gabbard vs. Tim Hudson: clearly in the Braves favor, but you just never know.
For me, game 1 makes up for game 2: watching all those balls leave Fenway was a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
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