Wonder Twin Powers Unite!
(Photo from Yahoo! Sports)
So apparently Jason Bay and El Capitan were engaged in a little game of "anything you can do, I can do better" last night against the Orioles. With Tek hitting what was evidently a towering shot - perhaps as his way of telling everyone that his personal troubles are none of our damn business and can we please focus on baseball now thanks? - and Bay smacking two, it was all Jason Power, all the time. Not bad.
Also, Jon Lester, who I think can legitimately be called the team ace right now. Especially considering how Beckett stunk things up on Sunday. Frankly, I'm assuming that Beckett and I were both suffering from a hangover brought on by toasting Michael Phelps with an entire bottle of tequila so maybe we should be glad Olympic swimming is over so Beckett can re-focus on pitching and being angry and downloading illegal Dave Matthews bootlegs. And so my liver can recover.
As for Tek, it really isn't any of our business, his personal matters. But if it explains why he's been circling the Mendoza Line all season, well, at least it's an explanation. I guess I think of major league catchers - the good ones at least - kind of like football coaches. They spend all their time watching film and studying the opponents and learning tendencies and strategies that I can't imagine they have that much time for a personal life. Which is not to say that it doesn't suck for Tek, it surely does. But, you know, again, not our business. Though I suspect Papelbon better ready the Hide-A-Bed for when the Papelfetus makes it's triumphant entrance into this world. Uncle Jason will need to be on call for the midnight feedings.
Tonight Matsuzaka goes against Daniel Cabrera which matchup has the potential to set the record for most walks allowed...ever. It could happen, right?