*Picture from yahoosports.com*
Since Rakes and Trot have turned into vampires the past 3 nights, I'll be short and sweet tonight. Where in the parent rule book does it say that BOTH of them can be sick at the same time?
Sox beat the Devil Rays 8-6 tonight, with Jon Lester getting the win.
In the 8th inning, with 2 outs, Tito went to Papelbon to get the last 4 outs: get them he did.
Striking out 3 out of the 4 men he faced, Pap recorded his 30th save of the year.
He also became the first Red Sox pitcher to EVER have back to back season's of 30 or more saves.
Take a good, long look, Yankee fan: you are watching OUR Mariano Rivera for the next dozen years. Hope you enjoyed the Mo' era while it lasted: because the Red Sox time to have the BEST closer in baseball has begun. How you like THEM apples?
I can go to bed, content with the knowledge that the Red Sox have a 5.5 game lead, with the MFY's losing 4-1 in the second inning on the left coast.
Worst case scenario? I wake up with a 5 game lead.
My greatest wish? Yanks lose, and tomorrow dawns with a 6 game advantage in the win column.
Now THAT would be ahhhhright.