Was I the only one fist-pumping throughout the game last night? I certainly hope not, that game was a prime example of great pitching. I’d give it 4 stars, would watch again on DVD.
- Clay Buchholz‘s return was nothing short of fantastic. He stymied the Tampa Bay Rays for five innings, then let the bullpen continue to shut them down. (Clay Buchholz, Red Sox in good shape)
- We’ve said it before, but Will Middlebrooks has done a complete 180* degree turnaround since the beginning of the season. His power has returned. (Will Middlebrooks flips the power switch)
- There were some worries, but rest assured, Jacoby Ellsbury didn’t worsen his injury by playing. He’s still on track to return at the end of the month. (Jacoby Ellsbury didn’t make his injury worse)
- Jon Lester seems to have turned back into a good pitcher & worthy of his option. But picking up his $13 million option might just be the first step to something else. (Picking up Lester’s option could be prelude to another move for Sox)
- Time for some playoff roster musical chairs! Who’s in and who’s out? Will Quintin Berry get his shot at being the next Dave Roberts? (Red Sox Postseason Roster, Version 1.0)
- Without his father around, Xander Bogaerts had to grow up into the baseball player he is today without him. Seems like he’s done pretty well, guys. (Bogaerts achieves dream without father around)
- He deserves it, and then some: Carl Yastrzemski is getting a statue of his likeness right outside Fenway. Hopefully, there’s no typos on the last name. (Carl Yastrzemski to get a statue at Fenway)
Regarding the 2014 schedule:
P.S. The Red Sox opened against the Brewers back in 1975, which was a pretty good year.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) September 10, 2013