As mentioned yesterday, it takes more than one person to get through the damage. Unless that one person is Jonathan Lester. As the duo of Clay & Lester have done all season, they are the calming and cooling agents. Of course with Clay’s black and blue leg, he is joining the shaken and beat up clan.
The exact 7.0 Richter scale measure of the Loma Prieta quake was something we could understand, but it’s effects and aftershocks were much less certain.One aftershock, a 5.0 six months later woke me up out of deep sleep. I decided then that I would rather have a quake strike in the waking hours.
I might suggest that with all the injuries over the weekend that we never return to the city by the bay. But if you check out our numbers against National League opponents, this inter-league thing is more than fruitful for the Sox. They say Cy Young winner of the National League, we say a win. My bet was on Lester yesterday; my only regret is that I didn’t call a bookie.
As we head back to Fenway, Martinez’s thumb increases our worry. But imagine coming out of San Francisco having lost three straight. The Monday morning blues might have been the darkest of the season.It’s pretty hot outside here in Asbury Park. The dogs on leashes look a bit slower.But I am hoping the other heat, the Red Sox kind, continues when we face Tampa. Let’s dispose of the three-way race and make the second half battle much clearer. We’ve already climbed out of the rubble of April & May.
photo by thomasox