Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Two Touchdowns

I worked as an extra on "Boardwalk Empire" on Wednesday at Ft. Tilden Park in Rockaway (playing a veteran of the Spanish-American War; it was a cool gig), so I missed all of the Red Sox-Indians finale at Cleveland on Wednesday.

It was another one of those days where I checked my cell phone for updates. As lunch was getting started, I saw the Red Sox were up 2-0. When lunch was finished, I saw they were up 7-0, having scored all the runs in the first inning!

I've got a good feeling about this, I thought.

I didn't check again until the game had ended, and it was a 14-2 rout.

The Bomb Squad was out for the Red Sox, with Dustin Pedroia (two hits in the first innings including the dinger), Carl Crawford (who also had four hits), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (boy is he hot right now) and David Ortiz all going over the wall.

Every starter had at least two hits except Jed Lowrie, who went o-for-5.

Jon Lester went six innings, allowed just three hits and struck out seven in getting his seventh win.

Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew did not play, and Youk says he will play against the Tigers in Detroit on Thursday afternoon. New York's win kept the Red Sox 1/2 game back in second place after today's romp.


Peter N said...

I didn't know BOARDWALK EMPIRE was taping/filming season two. John, please let us know what episode you'll be in and also when season two begins. I'm sure I'll find it because I know it's sometime in the mid to late summer...I think. Congrats and two days in a row of afternoon baseball. Wow, it's been a long time.

The Omnipotent Q said...

I'll pass along the day the show I did airs, Peter. New season is scheduled to begin airing this fall.

Back-to-back days of weekday baseball. Love it.