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Sox sweep Rays! Wait, what?

Posted by bdowd625 on May 26, 2010

For the first time this year, New Englanders can finally admit that they cheer for the Boston Red Sox. The Sox dismantled the Tampa Bay Rays again on Wednesday night, sweeping the three-game series from the American League East leaders with an 11-3 victory at that half-assed stadium they call Tropicana Field. And what a perfect time for Boston to finally get its shit together with the Celtics dropping a major stinkbomb in Orlando tonight. (Seriously, was that not the most frustrating sporting event you’ve seen in a while or what?)

Back to the Sox. It was good to see them bitchslap that incessant spitter/Mongoloid Matt Garza all over the yard for once. Big Papi continued his resurgence with a clutch home run, and Adrian Beltre – who may or may not be back on the juice – crushed two round trippers, one of which he had to genuflect for just to get a bat on. 

John Lackey was by no means brilliant, but he put together a gutsy performance to keep his team in the game early on. I’m still waiting for him to pitch like the “ace” Theo Epstein thought he was bringing in this offseason. If I can’t have that, I’ll settle for some dirty cell phone pics of his wife.

Winning this series would have given the Sox a big morale boost, but sweeping the Rays actually puts Boston back in contention – for now anyway.  There’s still plenty of time left to really screw things up, though, so let’s not get too excited just yet.

P.S. – As I was writing this, Jacoby Ellsbury burned the roof of his mouth eating pizza and is out for the season. Pussy.

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