Assembly Line Offense

Last night’s 8th inning was a nice piece of manufacturing runs. Nomar leadoff double, followed by a grounder to the right side to advance him to third. I’m guessing Pinella hasn’t seen the numbers for Ortiz after a Manny IBB, but he improved to 6 for 10 last night. Not only did that drive Nomar home, but Manny hustled from first to third to be in position to score what turned out to be a pretty important run.

And Pedro, despite getting the run support he is most used to as a Sox pitcher, earns his 100th victory in Boston. 100-29…that is just mind boggling. I wonder what the record would be if you factored in all the games where he gave very little up, but didn’t have any support?

All this while Seattle was getting pounded by Texas, increasing the Wild Card lead to 2.5 (3 in the ever lovin’ loss column).

Oh; and FYI:

Tickets for the first two Division Series games that could be played at Fenway Park will go on sale at 6 p.m. Friday, exclusively via telephone and the Internet.

Approximately 9,000 tickets per game will be available by calling (617) 482-4SOX or going on www.redsox.com. Tickets will not be available at Fenway Park.

If the Red Sox are the wild-card team, they would host Game 3 and, if necessary, Game 4 of the Division Series Saturday, Oct. 4, and Sunday, Oct. 5. If they win the AL East, they would host Game 1 Tuesday, Sept. 30, and Game 2 Thursday, Oct. 2.

Ticket prices, established by Major League Baseball, are $70 for box seats, $45 for grandstand, and $20 for bleachers and standing room. There will be a $6 transaction fee for each ticket and a $14 handling charge for each order. Fans may purchase up to four tickets. Tickets for Green Monster seats will not be offered Friday.

I’ll be trying as well, but if you happen to snag some, keep your friendly neighborhood webmaster in mind, will ya?

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