The Blue Duck Heads to Fenway

May 21, 2009
Santana (5-2, 1.36 ERA) faces the Red Sox in Dice-K's return.

Santana (5-2, 1.36 ERA) faces the Red Sox in Dice-K's return.

The Blue Duck is headed to Fenway for the Sox opener of a three game series against the New York Mets.  Skipping out of work early to go sit in the bleachers for a Friday night game under the lights in Beantown is as perfect a night as one can ask for.  Getting to see the game’s best pitcher pitch against the hometown team is a bonus.

The Sox are on a roll, winning their last three and 6 of 10, and are getting Dice-K back from injury.

The Mets are on a slide, losing the last 4 games and 6 out of their last 10.

Should be a great one and we’ll try to get some pics up from the game this weekend.

The Blue Duck’s prediction on the game:

Santana – 7 IP, 3H, 1BB, 1ER, 9k (ND)

Dice-K – 6IP, 6H, 3BB, 2ER, 8k (ND)

Both offenses are great (although both are underperforming).  The Mets “improved” bullpen will fail Santana again and the Sox will take it, 6-4 in 10 innings.

The Sox will win the game in extra innings against the Mets improved bullpen.

The Sox will win the game in extra innings against the Mets "improved" bullpen.