The Red Sox took two of three from the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, while the Mets also took two of three from the Yankees at Shea. Billy Wagner's meltdown in the ninth on Saturday was particularly disturbing, as it practically handed the Yankees the win. But then the Yankees gave one to the Mets last night, leaving 15 men on base during a 4-3 loss. I guess the games balance each other out.
I had a great time in Philadelphia on Saturday night. There was a huge crowd there (but there were also many empty seats). Red Sox Nation was out in full force yet again, as the park was about 50-50 in terms of fan support.
I never would have guessed that the two homers hit by the Sox on Saturday would have been by Josh Beckett and Alex Gonzalez. Gonzo's shot was really some blast, over the 401 sign in dead center. (I'll have more on the game Saturday night in my next column at Bornintoit.com in the next few days.)
Sunday? Well, let's hope that was Lenny DiNardo's last start of the year for the Red Sox.
Now the Yankees come back to Boston for the latest three-game death match.
See you at Professor Thom's tonight.