Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Magic number = 13, with crazy win over the DRays 16-10

Ok, I just witnessed the craziest game of my life - although witnessed is not exactly true. I watched on the internet and the radio - but it was insanity. I turned the game on and it was 8-1 Drays in the 4th. The Sox got 4 back, but they were still down by 3. Wakefield was long gone, and the DRays managed to get another in the next inning, and then it happened. 3 runs in the 5th, 6 runs in the 6th and 2 runs in the 7th. An explosion. 20 hits. Great hitting by Pedroia, Ellsbury, Drew, Ortiz and Lowell went 4-5! Amazing. Every Sox regular but Kevin Cash had more than one hit. Cash did have 3 RBIs.

This was one of those rollercoaster games where you just don't know the ending and are afraid to see who is pitching next for the Sox. I did come to realize that the Sox future is SOOOO bright - I mean think about it - Ellbury and Pedroia hitting #1 and #2 for the next 7+ years is very exciting. Seeing Buchholz and Lester in the rotation for 7 more years, with Paps closing games? That is a great core. We do need to find a catcher, but I think we have a great foundation for years to come.

Did I mention that Eric Gagne sucks. Well, there, now I have. He sounded horrible in his one inning of relief - giving up 2 hits and a run. Pathetic. The waste of space. I actually thought he might blow a 7 run lead. I considered it, really I did.

So, 13 is the magic number. 16 games remaining, and the Yankees can't win them all, so we only have to win 11 of them, or something like that.

The Sox win the East if:
If the Sox lose every game left (0-16), and the Yankees only win 5 games (5-13).
If the Sox win only 1 game (1-15), and the Yankees only win 6 games (6-12).
If the Sox win only 2 games (2-14), and the Yankees only win 7 games (7-11).
If the Sox win only 3 games (3-13), and the Yankees only win 8 games (8-10).
If the Sox win only 4 games (4-12), and the Yankees only win 9 games (9-9).
If the Sox win only 5 games (5-11), and the Yankees only win 10 games (10-8).
If the Sox win only 6 games (6-10), and the Yankees only win 11 games (11-7).
If the Sox win only 7 games (7-9), and the Yankees only win 12 games (12-6).
If the Sox win only 8 games (8-8), and the Yankees only win 13 games (13-5).
If the Sox win only 9 games (9-7), and the Yankees only win 14 games (14-4).
If the Sox win only 10 games (10-6), and the Yankees only win 15 games (15-3).
If the Sox win only 11 games (11-5), and the Yankees only win 16 games (16-2).
If the Sox win only 12 games (12-4), and the Yankees only win 17 games (17-1).
If the Sox win only 13 games (13-3), and the Yankees win all 18 games (18-0).

1 comment:

Lora said...

You write very well.