This feels slightly unreal. The Sox are at .500 for the first time since April 7th, when they were 1-1. They also swept back-to-back teams. They are on a 6-game winning streak, and they are 9-1 in the last 10 games. The only game they lost was Lilly/Floyd’s almost double no-hitter. Unbelievable. Truly, truly unbelievable.
Today probably wasn’t Freddy’s BEST day, for he gave up 3 runs, but he had some run support, so he improved to 8-3 on the year. I haven’t thought of Freddy as “Big Game Freddy” all year. He’s just “everyday Freddy,” winning… well, everyday. And speaking of winning, what about that Jake Peavy yesterday? Despite the arm soreness that pushed him back 2 days, he not only picked up a win, but did so on a shut-out and complete game. Plus he beat his career record of most players retired in a row. He sure likes the American League.
Today was the debut of #24, Dayan Viciedo. He had a nice hit, and hit the ball hard, so overall… not too shabby of a start. Watch your back, Gordon Beckham! There’s a new prodigy in town coming to steal your thunder. In actuality, Gordon had a good day of his own today. The Sox are looking good. At least good enough to pummel National League teams who are playing below .500. I know I sound like a broken record, but unless the Sox start taking 2-3 from teams in their own division, I’m not going to get my hopes up just yet.
That’s all I have for today. I’ll have some more tomorrow, during the offday. Happy Father’s day to all Sox Fans!