We coincided our trip to Houston for when the Red Sox would be visiting, and we’d bought tickets for 2 of the 3 games in the series. Last night was a satisfying win for the Sox… a come-from-behind win over those poor Astros, despite Bud Norris pitching a great game for the first six innings. 10 strikeouts, and no hits other than a leadoff home run by Marco Scutaro, until the wheels came off for the Astros in the 7th inning. A six-run 7th inning by the Red Sox were enough to overtake the Astros on the scoreboard, and the Red Sox bullpen did what the Astros bullpen couldn’t do — hold a lead. Unfortunately, Tim Wakefield couldn’t get the win, keeping him from getting closer to the all-time Sox wins record.
April and I will be at the 2nd game of the series tonight, my first chance to see Andrew Miller pitch. It looks like the Sox offense will be in much better shape tonight, with Jacoby Ellsbury back in the lineup, and David Ortiz getting the start at first base with Adrian Gonzalez heading out to right field. Alas, Darnell McDonald will also be getting a start, and he’s just terrible at this point.
We also went ahead and bought tickets for Sunday’s game, because we’re awesome