Tagged: Los Angeles Dodgers

Who Knew Interleague Would Be A Kick? (I Did)

  


Wake's Pitch.jpgMid-way through a slow-climbing season of baseball for the Boston Red Sox….appeared a gift

INTERLEAGUE play

to my 2007 World Champion (2008 American League Divisional Winners) – matching-up against the National League is a GREAT way to rack-up a boat load of wins before going back to the almost mondane schedule of playing against their usual American League (East) counterparts. I love Interleague play, it allows me to see a real mix of teams playing eachother….a delightful change in baseball.

The Red Sox just completed a 9-game homestand of Interleague play, emerging extremely victorious at a 8 of 9 games won. Now the boys are about to embark on a 6 game road trip out west for the remainder of their 1st phase of Interleague play. Gone now are the Phillies, the Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers……on come the games vs. the Rockies and the Giants !!

 


June 2010 086 (2).jpgThe Red Sox crept quietly up the standings ladder as Tampa free-fell(only winning 3 out of their last 9 games), and the Yankees stumbled. The Yankees have yet to face the Diamondbacks and Dodgers in the coming 6 games(on the road), and the Rays will face the Padres and Diamondbacks(at home). So,unfortunately…I do expect the road ahead to get easier for the Rays – making the competition for the top spots in the AL East to get even tighter.

With very few games ahead to be played at Fenway Park in July (only 9)…so the boys – both young and old need to play hard and stay focused on the road. Godspeed boys, the hopes of a nation are behind you.

 


Manny Ramirez.jpg– fenway fruitgirl “BEHIND THE NET”  2010

 

INTERLEAGUE AT FENWAY

 

 


Bat Flag.jpgThe 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Philles are arriving in Boston,and are beginning a three game series with the Boston Red Sox Friday June 11th at 7:05.

Veteran LHP Jamie Moyer will pitch against our RHP John Lackey on Friday, followed by an early Saturday game (4:10pm on FOX) featuring Philly RHP Joe Blanton vs. Sox RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, and ending on Sunday afternoon at 1:35pm with Philly Superstar LHP Cole Hamels pitching against Veteran RHP Tim Wakefield.

Monday will be a day-off for the Sox, where most will play in the Pitching-In For Kids Annual Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek Golf Tournament in Quincy. (I will blog about that event on Tuesday)

Tuesday welcomes the Arizona Diamondbacks to Fenway Park for 3 games (6/15-6/17). The pitching rotation right now for the Red Sox looks like: RHP Clay Buchholz, LHP Jon Lester, and RHP John Lackey to finish on Thurday.

Right after the D’Backs go, the Los Angeles Dodgers arrive! Manny Ramirez returns to Boston with his team of Dodger Blue, head by the big boss Joe Torre for 3 games next weekend. The Sox pitching rotation right now looks like:  RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, Veteran RHP Tim Wakefield, and RHP Clay Buchholz to finish INTERLEAGUE play at Fenway. (Road trip follows to Colorado Rockies & San Francisco Giants.

Footnote:
If Jon Lester wins his game on Wednesday June 16th vs. the Diamondbacks, it will be his  50th  win.
Captain Jason Varitek’s 80 career Homers at Fenway place him 17th all-time,and only 4 from Vern Stephens 16th place. Varitek is 5th in the AL – for catchers right now.

EQUIPMENT DRIVE  (AT  FENWAY PARK)    6/11/10 – 6/13/10
– drop off new and used sporting equipment at the entrance gates to Fenway Park this weekend for their annual equipment drive, and you will have a chance to win autographed memorabilia & valuable prizes.

– fenway fruitgirl  (BEHIND THE NET) 2010
 

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