BALTIMORE, MD (CBS) – Some random thoughts on the Red Sox as they drop a 2-1 Opening Day decision to the Orioles here in Baltimore.
–Grady Sizemore is an incredible sports story. How many athletes could go through two years of injuries where you miss 2/3rds of your games and then on top of that, miss another two entire seasons due to injuries? Four seasons? Unthinkable! He looks good too; there’s no limping around or even a hint or sign of any lingering effects. Pretty A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
–How good do you think it felt when Sizemore singled in his first at-bat (what nerves?) with the Sox? And then to follow it up with a home run? Sizemore also said he broke his bat on the home run swing. Are you kidding me?
–Jon Lester looked like the Jon Lester we saw in last year’s postseason when he went a dominating 4-1. Lester was pretty much in command over his seven innings of work as he gave up just two runs. He also got better as the game went on. His cutter was nasty too. All positive signs from Boston’s ace.
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