Wrapped up in my Michael Lewis, I just tuned in to the Gamecast, and, lo and behold, Jon Lester has pitched 8 NO HIT INNINGS against the Royals tonight. Boston is comfortably ahead, 7-0, so the no hitter is the only drama left.
After the disaster of the last week, everything has gone very well since Thursday's day off. This 2008 Red Sox team is strangely comforting-they have tons of power and patience, of course, with a real never say die attitude that probably drives Boston haters bananas.
ESPN is linking to NESN for the final inning of the Red Sox game. Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy-their voices remind me of home.
Esteban German walks to lead off the inning-first base runner since the second inning. Tony Pena Jr. now.
Swing and miss at a high breaking ball.
Low cutter grounded to Lowell for the first out.
David DeJesus now.
Inside cutter, ball one. John Henry grinning like a fiend.
Fastball high fouled off.
Fastball away for a ball. Lester still bringing it-94 in the 9th inning.
Cutter away-swing and miss. Nasty stuff.
Inside fastball-Jam shot-Groundout to first-two out.
Alberto Callaspo-Fastball fouled away-0-1
Cutter-swing and miss-0-2
Very high fastball-95-1-2
Fastball pulled foul 1-2
High fastball swung on and missed! STRIKE THREE!!!!
A no hitter. Wow.
And for it to happen to Jon Lester-cancer survivor-winner of Game Four of the 2004 World Series-Wow. Fantastic. Gorgeous. Wonderful night.