PAWTUCKET SOX WIN 9-3 IN FRONT OF 11,500 BREATHLESS FANS!!!
Your super-celeb starter was John Smoltz who, I don't know if you've heard about this, enjoys golfing and is fairly good at it! Smoltz... you know, go read about his start on the other million Red Sox blogs because I don't give a fuck right now.
Knights starter Jack Egbert struggled a little in his start. Eggy (of course) blew it all over the place in the fifth inning when he gave up an RBI double to Bubba Bell. Egbert IBB'd Carter to load the bases and face Aaron Bates (???). Bates made him pay with a single that scored Bailey. That was a really dumb move in my opinion.
Egbert handed the ball over to reliever Kelvin Jiminez. And now Egbert and Jiminez are barely talking, since Jiminez gave up a two-run single to catcher Dusty Brown. And then Denker hit an RBI single. It was all warplanes and white handkerchiefs and gray clouds.
Pawtucket scored the other four runs in the sixth inning. Chavez, Bailey, and Bell hit three consecutive singles to get the Buffalo roaming. Carter reached on an error which scored Bailey, McAnulty singled in Bubba Bell, and Jiminez finally hit the showers in favor of repeat IL offender Ehren Wasserman.
Wasserman immediately gave up a single to Dusty Brown... it was pretty boring, even by Dusty Brown standards. Travis Denker grounded into the second out and Carter scampered home from third. So that was good!
Gil Velazquez killed the rally with an infield pop out. Wait, didn't Velazquez get the last out in the fifth, too? Yes. He struck out. So be sweet to him.
So, wait, didn't the Knights score three runs? Yeah, well, former PawSox great Keith Ginter hit a solo shot off John Smoltz. Oh, Christ. Keith Ginter will probably never stop talking about this. Keith Ginter was such a lame third baseman. The best I can say about him is that he was better than Chad Spann.
Canadian bacon Cole Armstrong hit a two-run homer off Clay Buchholz. Three runs, there you have it. Can I go now?
since you gotta go:
1. Paul McAnulty went 3-5.
2. Rough night for Velazquez. 0-4 with two K's.
3. Buchholz threw two wild pitches. Smoltz threw one.
4. Bubba Bell's at-bat song is 'Love in an Elevator'. Okay, we get it, you're a pimp. I really didn't need that image.
5. So THAT'S why Buchholz has been so nice to everyone! It certainly can't hurt his cause.
6. Billy Traber pitched a scoreless ninth. Traber has been doing well lately.
7. Speaking of at-bat songs, I was always fascinated by Chip Ambres' tune. I could never figure it out. And for the most part, I don't recognize anyone else's song. Face it, I'm old and out of touch. Oh, except Jeff Bailey, still getting the Led out.
TONIGHT! A "less than motivated" Charlie Zink will finally pitch. And wear pink to support breast cancer research. I might wear burnt orange, which means I support limb re-attachment surgery research.
HOOK 'EM HORNS!!!!