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Friday, June 30, 2006

You'd believe a man can fly

If you watched the Red Sox game last night you might be under the impression that Coco Crisp, not Brandon Routh, is the new Superman. Coco's all out diving catch was the game changing highlight of the night...and what kind of blogger would your Uncle Buck be if he didn't provide some video as proof:



At the time of the catch of David Wright's line drive (top of the 8th), the Red Sox held a slim 3-2 lead, with the Mets threatening with a man at 2nd. Had the ball gotten through there is a chance Wright may have scored as well.

The pitching matchup between Curt Schilling and Tom Glavine lived up to it's billing (Like Glavine said after the game, so many high profile pitching duels don't live up to it. Was that a dig a Pedro being rocked the night before?) until about the 6th inning where Schilling allowed a 2 run homer (1st homer at Fenway this year) and Glavine was pulled after giving up a solo home run to Mark Loretta and getting into further trouble with a single to Big Papi David Ortiz and walking Manny. From there base running allowed the Sox to tie it up, as a sac fly allowed Ortiz to get to 3rd and a 2nd sac fly allowed him to score the tying run.

Big time defense also saved the Sox as they tied the major league record for consecutive games without an error...Amazing.

Ortiz's solo homer in the 8th gave the Sox a nice 4-2 cushion and Jonathan Papelbon produced his 24th save of the year with a 1-2-3 9th.

The win is 12th in a row and 4th strait series sweep *(All NL teams, including NL leading Mets) for the Sox, the most since a 12 game winning stretch in 1995. Schilling collected his 10th win of the year, tying him for the team lead with Josh Beckett. The last two time the Sox had 2 10 game winners at this point in the season was 1990 and 1995. Both years they won the AL East...

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