Man, when the bats on this team come alive, they REALLY come alive: 11 runs in game 1, and 10 more in game 2. Beckett wins #16 in game 1, and Schilling had his best outing since coming off the DL in game 2.
Today showed the rest of the league how scary good this team can be when it's clicking on all cylinders: everyone, from the pitchers to the position players, contributed to the sweep of the double header today.
First game featured 4 RBI's from Tek, 2 from Kielty and Lowell, and Lugo, Hinske, and Youk chipped in as well. It also included Josh Beckett getting his MLB leading 16th win.
Game 2 had Schilling winning his 8th game of the year, 2 Big Papi HR's with 4 RBI's, and a scoreless 9th by Eric the Red. Again, contributions came from everywhere: Lowell, Youk, and "Straight Cash Homey" had 2 RBI's, and Manny, Hinske, and Coco added one each.
If the rest of baseball isn't scared of this 'pen, they should be: scoreless outings in both games,with Timlin, OKJ, and Gagne standing out.
I couldn't feel better about this team heading into New York next week: this year, WE get the last laugh and put the Yankees out of their misery.
Here we go Red Sox, here we go.