Today Pedro Martinez makes a start against his former team the Boston Red Sox, against Josh Beckett, who you could say is in the same role with Schilling that Pedro was. This should be a fun
liveblog. Josh Beckett is looking for his tenth win on the season.
7:10: First out made for Beckett, a good start.Both Varitek and Reyes are back from their collision.
7:14: Three quick outs for Josh Beckett, only 7 pitches, NESN isn’t showing a commercial, and Pedro’s getting his third ovation.
7:15: Now they decide to show a commercial, it’s great what the fans are doing.
7:17: Youkilis greets him on the second pitch he sees with a single
7:19: Mark Loretta also hits a single, a good start all around for the Red Sox.
7:21: That could have been two outs, a lucky break.
7:25: bases loaded, a good scoring opportunity.
7:26: Pedro’s been struggling to this point.
7:28: It’s 2-0 red sox.
7:29: Problems for the Mets in general so far.
7:33: Pedro got out of the inning only slightly scarred with four runs,could have been more.
7:34: Beckett’s now pitching with a four run lead which should help his usual early inning trouble,although he doesn’t seem to be having any.
7:36: Josh Beckett strikes out his former teammate for the first out.He’s been good.
7:37: Also gets out fellow MlBlogger David Wright .Nice play by Alex Gonzalez.
7:39: Beckett gets out of the second inning with a clean sheet.
7:41: Gonzalez gets the first out.
7:42: This is going to be Pedro’s second time through the lineup.
7:44: The Mets left fielder is refusing to field fly balls, where’s Mike Lowell and his wall ball doubles.
7:45: Loretta gets hit. Pedro hits alot of batters when he is struggling.
7:47: And Pedro gets out of the inning unscathed.
7:49: Jerry Remy and the Mets announcer swithched places.
7:51: Beckett already has 3 strikeouts.
7:53: First hit of the night for the Mets, Beckett looked like he was going to go with no hits a few more innings.
8:01: Manny gets a double. Pedro’s been off and on.
8:03: Nixon drives in Manny who was close to getting caught but the throw was off line.
8:05: Now Varitek gets a hit.
8:07: Nixon scores the sixth run.
8:08: The Yankees won today making the Red Sox 3 games ahead.
8:09: Coco Crisp walks.
8:10: Alex Gonzalez is amazing right now. WOW!
8:11: This is the most runs Pedro has allowed since 2004.
8:19: Beckett gives up a home run, and his first run of the night.
8:22: Pedro Martinez out of the game already after giving up 8 runs.
8:26: One out in the 4th inning. This seems like a long game.
8:27: Ortiz strikes out.
8:28: The fourth inning ends. An unusual game to this point.
8:32: Josh Beckett’s been phenomenal up to now.
8:45:Lowell flies out to left.
8:57: Gonzalez has been beyond what everyone expected.
9:02: The Red Sox add two more runs.
9:05: The National League has been dominated by the Red Sox.
9:12: Beckett continues to pitch an excellent game,he has six strikeouts and has only given up two runs.
9:22: A double play ends the inning.
9:25: Seven strikeouts now.
9:27: Nice effort by Gabe Kapler.
9:33: He walks Beltran who is his final batter. These last two starts have really shown what kind of stuff Josh Beckett has.
9:39: Javier Lopez strikes out the first batter he faces.
9:43: Coco Crisp singles.
9:52: Mirabelli pinch hits and pops up
9:55: Delcarmen comes in for the ninth, and strikes out the first batter.
9:57: Two outs in the ninth.
10:00: Strikeout. The Red Sox win.
I decided I’m going to make an attempt at liveblogging tonights game. Tonight is going to be a great pitching matchup, Curt Schilling vs. Johan Santana . Mike Timlin will be making his return from the Disabled List today, and should be making an appearance in the 8th inning.
8:12: Coco strikes out. Not a good way to start the night.
8:14: Santana gets guys behind in the count fast, the Sox are going to have try to work him deep in the count somehow.
8:15: Loretta strikes out too, I’m starting to think go first pitch swinging.
8:16: Not good. Strikes out the side
Sorry about the huge delay but I had computer trouble.
8:57:1000th career strikeout for Santana on Ortiz. Eight so far for him.
8:58: Manny swings and misses to start his at-bat,gets himself in a hole like so many of his teammates.
8:59: Manny pops up.Can’t get the offense started.
9:00 0-2 on the Captain but he grounds out.
9:00: Schilling and Tom Glavine of the Mets are both trying for their 10th wins today.
9:03: Schilling gets the first guy out.
9:06: Glavine has a no-decision. Curt could definitely use some hits.
9:08: 1-2-3 inning for Curt.
9:10: 55 pitches to this point for Santana.
9:12: 10 Strikeouts already. An amazing pitching performance.
9:16: he struck out the side again.
9:17: this is an incredible pitching duel.
9:18: Just great the Yankees are winning their game.
9:22: Hunter steals.
9:24: Strike him out- throw him out by Varitek. How about a hit him out now?
9:26: 0-2 to Alex Gonzalez. He makes it 12 strikeouts
9:29: Two of them made contact at least,could be worse.
9:33: Schilling doesn’t need much more for 3000 innings.
9:37: One down in the seventh.
9:41: Second strikeout for Manny.
9:41: THANK YOU VARITEK!
9:47: Schilling’s fifth strikeout.
9: 50: This is going to be a long game
9:53: 19 strikeouts between these two pitchers.
9:58: Yankees won, the Red Sox need to start swinging.
10:00: Nixon and Gonzalez are having a relatively good game.
10:02: Both teams have been even throughout this one.
10:14: Lead runner on in Loretta. He has a four game hit streak.
10:41: And we’re in extra innings, Santana and Schilling pitched phenomenal games which they gave up to their closers.
10:42: Gonzalez 3-4 tonight.
10:21: Manny’s fighting in this one.
10:24: Not a good game for him.
10:29: Bad situation to be in.
10:30: Good play by Youkilis, clears the baserunner.
10:41: And we’re in extra innings, the rest of this liveblog will be brought in a summary tommorow. Thanks for reading this if you did. Now that I got the first out of the way the rest should be better!