Today the Red Sox beat the Yankees by a score of 16-11 at Fenway Park. (I had to write about the biggest rivalry in baseball.)
W- Hideki Okajima (1-0)
L – Jonathan Albaladejo (1-1)
At the Plate:
- Dustin Pedroia was 3 for 4 with a RBI.
- In the 8th inning when Jacoby Elisbury stole 2nd, he was really out and that led to a bunch of runs.
On the Mound:
- A.J. Burnett was great for the first 3 innings but gave up 5 runs in the 4th. He had this line:
- Josh Beckett was not great. Here was his line:
Player of Game:
The Player of Game goes to Dustin Pedroia for clutch hitting in the 8th to break the game open.
Tomorrow night at Fenway Park at 8 PM on ESPN. The Red Sox will go for the sweep.
If you are yet to guess on todays trivia then you can find it here.
The guesses that are already made could be wrong
so make your guess anyway.
It could be from a different game.
2 major injuries happened today. Both Chris Carpender and Daisuke Matsuzaka were placed on the 15 Day DL today. The Cards and Sox are in big trouble.
It is time for the World Series.
Yesterday the Red Sox defeated the Indians with 78% and the Cubs defeated the Mets with 60%
That Cubs mets game really surprised me. i thought it was a sure win for the Mets.
Here is the lineup for the 2nd exhibition game vs. the Red Sox.
#7 – Jose Reyes – SS
#28 – Daniel Murphy – LF
#5 – David Wright – 3B
#21 – Carlos Delgado – 1B
#17 – Fernando Tatis – DH
#19 – Ryan Church – RF
#9 – Marlon Anderson – CF
#23 – Brian Schnieder -C
#1 – Luis Castillo – 2B
#46 – Oliver Perez – P
Not sure why Beltran isn’t playing. Also Jerry Manual said that Sheffield won’t be playing RF in the first series against the Reds.
The game starts at 1 and will be on PIX 11, MLB Network, WFAN, WADO (Spanish) and for free on MLB.TV.
Yesterday, the Mets beat the Red Sox 4-3 at Citi Field in the first of 2 exhibition games. They will play again at 1 PM today.
My Predictions: AL East Winner, AL Pennant Winner, World Series Loser, Record: 97-65.
Playoff Bracket: AL East Winner, (still voting)
The Red Sox should be a very good team. Pedroia is a great young player, Ortiz has a lot of power, Ellisbury is very fast and they have a great staff.
Today the Mets beat the Red Sox 4-3 at Citi Field.
The new stadium was very modern. When I walked in the rotunda you have to scan your own ticket to go through the turnstile. When you got into the rotunda it was a mob scene. Everyone was trying to get up the escalators. My seats were on the concourse level so when you get up I went right to my seats. On my way I passed the brand new team store. It had a huge line. When I got to my seats in right field, we had cup holders and we were very close to the field. It felt a little like a minor league stadium because you were so close to the players.
Based on what I saw yesterday, Citi Field will favor the pitchers a lot. The ball dies down when it gets hit. Nothing carried. Part of the reason is that the stadium is almost all enclosed now. Also the infield was very slow. Not sure if it will always be or if it was because it was wet.
The way that the outfield dimensions are make it look like Jose Reyes will get a whole lot of triples. Maybe even some in-side the park home runs. With the high was in left and the nooks and crannies in right, Jose should be doing a lot of running around the bases and outfielders will have a lot of work.
The food lines were really long. It seemed like they had less concession stands then usual. I think they are supposed to have more by the home opener.
If you get to go in the VIP area then it is really nice. Just they didn’t have much food. Hopefully there will be more by the home opener.
One thing I didn’t really like was walking around the concourse level. I didn’t get a chance to go to the other levels but on the concourse is was very dark. You no longer have a view of home plate but there are a lot more TVs. (HD). Also the ceiling was very low. When I walked into it for the first time my first impression was Grand Central Station. It had tons of people and some food stands around.
Overall, I liked the new park and can’t wait for the season. Below is highlights run by ESPN of the game.