Wednesday, May 09, 2007

You can't win the division in April/May but...

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

Josh Beckett came, Josh Beckett saw and Josh Beckett definitely conquered. The man leading the major league in wins added to his total last night with a dominating performance over the Blue Jays. Beckett started the game off a bit shaky, giving up a leadoff home run to Alex Rios and a double to Adam Lind - which probably had Red Sox Nation wondering if this was going to be another night of bombs at the Rogers Centre (Beckett gave up a bunch of home runs in Toronto last year) - but he settled himself and got his game back on track...something that might not have happened last year. Beckett was outstanding last night, changing speeds and location to keep the Jays completely off balance; sometimes we define a dominating performance by counting Ks, Beckett didn't rack up a lot of strikeouts last night but he had the Jays' off balance all night - swinging off their back foot, check swings, and being late on the ball most of the night.

The Jays announcers were talking about the Jays recent troubles - former Jays 3B Rance Mulliniks brought up an old saying that summed things up for J.P. Ricciardi and the Jays last night - "You can't win the pennant/division in April and May - but you sure can lose it in those two months." I say that by the end of the month - the Chickenhawk gives his state of the union address where he gives up on this season (with a number of excuses of course) and starts talking about the future.

Boston Red Sox P Josh Beckett took the Jays behind the wood shed last night - he limited the Jays to one run on five hits and a walk, striking out five over seven innings. Perhaps the most impressive part of Beckett's game was the fact he only threw 89 pitches.

Oakland A's P Chad Gaudin did his best impersonation of Josh Beckett against the Royals last night - Gaudin limited the Royals to one run on five hits and a walk over eight innings, striking out eight in Oakland's 6-1 win over the Royals.

Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau hit two home runs last night - including the winning three-run shot in the 10th - to lead the Twins to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

A very good night last night going 3-0 to bring the total for the week up to + $355. Today's/tonight's suggested plays

St. Louis over Colorado - we'll take Adam Wainwright to get it done today over the Rockies. Lay $100 on the Cards - $140.

New York over San Francisco - we're not sold on Matt Morris, especially against the NL's best road team - we're going to go with Maine today. Lay $100 on the Mets - $140.

Boston over Toronto - a sumo match in Toronto tonight, we like Dice-K over Ohka tonight. Lay $100 on the Sox - $160.

Oakland over Kansas City - we'll take Haren over Gil Meche tonight. Lay $100 on the A's - $120.

That's it for this morning - have a great one peeps!

Take the high road. You can't think about how much you are doing for others; just do it and you will see. Stability and security will develop from honesty, sensitivity and the desire to be and do your best. 4 stars

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the Day on Hazelspeeps - for Red Sox Nation, some of whom are still wondering how he couldn't sign with Boston

With Or Without You - U2

Peesth Out...Buh Bye!


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