MLB – World Series
Cardinals 4 – Red Sox 2
Well, we called it again! The Cardinals beat the Red Sox at Fenway last night. It was some good ‘ole fashioned rough and tumble baseball, and this DA girl will admit – I had fun watching this game. Cardinals’ rookie pitcher, Michael Wacha, pitched a powerful game to top Red Sox rookie pitcher John Lackey. If any game was a match-up to watch, this was the game. Through the first 5 innings the game was an impressive pitchers dual. Both young pitchers held the score to 1-0. It was not until David Ortiz hit a massive bomb (homerun) in the bottom of the 6th to bring the Red Sox back into the game. The Cardinals rallied to responded in the 7th . Red Sox Lackey walked D. Freese with one out and then gave up a single to J. Jay to put two on base. The Red Sox then pulled their rookie righty and looked to the bullpen to get them out of the jam, bringing in C. Breslow. The Cardinals responded to pitching change by putting some speed on the bases, pulling Freese (who was on 2nd) and putting P. Kozma in to pinch run. (And RUN he did!) Both Kozoma and Jay stole bases, advancing to 2nd base and 3rd base. Then, Cardinals’ Breslow walked D. Descalso to load the bases with only one out. The Cardinals capitalized on their bases-loaded opportunity when Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly to left (meaning he was out on the catch, but other base runners tagged up and then were able to advanced) allowing speedsters Kozma and Jay to reach home to put 2 on the board. Then Beltran (pulling a Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez and playing with an injured rib) nailed one to right allowing Descalso to score, bringing the score to 4-2 Cardinals. Needless to say, Boston could not answer back as the Cardinals’ young bullpen pitched flawlessly to finish the game.
Now that the series is tied 1-1, the teams will travel to St. Louis for the next 3 games. This will be challenging for the Red Sox as St.Louis is a much larger field than Fenway. The Red Sox will have to bring their best pitching and keep their bats working one inning at a time. St. Louis will have to keep calm and not get too ahead of themselves. Game 3 will be on Saturday at 4:30 PM PST. Red Sox veteran Jake Peavy will face Cardinals young righty, Joe Kelly. This will be a very interesting match-up because the difference in experience is tremendous. Peavy has been playing in the big leagues since 2002; Joe Kelly made his MLB debut last year. With that being said, my prediction is that youth takes this game and the Cardinals win Game 3.
Kings 7 – Coyotes 4
Talk about a game I wish I had been at!! I don’t think I have EVER been to a hockey game with a score this high. The Kings took a massive 4 goal lead in the 1st and then blew it in the 2nd and the 3rd to the Coyotes to tie the game going into the 4th. Then they rallied in a HUGE way to come back and win the game 7-4! Kings’ Dwight King had 3 goals! Kings goaltnder, Jonathan Quick had 28 saves, TWENTY-EIGHT! All I can say is, “GO KINGS GO!”
Sharks 1- Bruins 2
The San Jose Sharks fell to the Boston Bruins; we don’t like the Bruins here at DA (HB edit: don’t bRuin your life!). I didn’t see any of this game; I don’t like the Bruins or their fans. (HB: Uhh and as Kings fans… we haaate the Sharks… if there was a way for both teams to lose, I’d have prefered that.)
Panthers 31 – Tampa Bay 13
Going to be honest, I did not watch this game… not even one minute of it. The Panthers beat Tampa Bay 31-13. Tampa Bay is now 0-7 on the season. Just another unimpressive Thursday night match-up. I am looking forward to some Sunday Football after two yawn-worthy weeknight games.
HB: I did… it was meh… Basically… the Bucs fans are calling for their coach’s head (even worse than SC was for Kiffin’s)… I mean the fans actually show up with signs and in costumes begging for Schiano to be fired.
But, the main take-away from the game is that Cam Newton has one b-e-a-utiful smile (apparently I’ve spent the last few years hating on him too much to take notice) …
check out this face…
Okay, carry on (but … that really is one good looking man).
NBA – Pre-season
Didn’t catch any of these games either, but the DA girls are really looking forward to the season opening next week! We love us some basketball! (HB: Lakers’ news… rumor has it, we’re going to have yet another bumpy season… we got “younger” with some new players, but I don’t know if we’re young/athletic enough.)
That is all for this morning, I am off to get my hair done. (Going brunette….) I will catch you all later with a weekend preview! X’s and O’s.