BOSTON, MA - JUNE 20: Adrian Gonzalez #28 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates a 14-5 win over the San Diego Padres at Fenway Park on June 20, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
That was effing embarrassing. The Padres just proved all their naysayers right. They can't compete. Good hitting beats good pitching. Poor small market teams will get pummeled by the rich. Crappy old ballparks are better than expansive new ballparks. Older plump first basemen who love Boston are better than young chiseled first basemen who love Boston. It's all true!
Here's my game plan for the rest of the series. Walk Adrian Gonzalez EVERY time he's up. It'll frustrate him, remind him of his time in San Diego and get him all grumpy and mopey again. It will wipe that joyous Boston grin off his face at least for a couple days. Once he's on first base he'll do what he did for us for so many years, clog up the base paths with his sloth-like speed. The Red Sox will need 7 consecutive extra base hits just to drive him in. Don't argue! It's the only way to stop them.
Adrian will be like The Little Dutch Boy's pudgy little finger, the rest of the Red Sox offense the sea and the Padres defense a dike. He'll stem the flow of runs until the adults of the village (the Padres offense) rescue him.
Go Padres! Beat Adrian Gonzalez!
|Final - 6.20.2011||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||1||1||5||13||0|
|Boston Red Sox||1||0||1||1||0||0||10||1||X||14||14||0|
|WP: Matt Albers (2 - 3)
LP: Cory Luebke (1 - 2)