Patriots Day couldn't have been any better of a day in Boston for our local sports teams. All three teams participating in competition yesterday came out on top. Also to mention, in both the mens and womens running of the Boston Marathon, competitors from the local area; Thomas Deeg of Eastham (2:34.16) and Marylee Schroeder (3:30.32) of West Tisbury; both finished respectably in their runnings.
The day started with the Boston Red Sox finishing off their route of the Baltimore Orioles by sweeping the O's in a four game series with a 12-1 win. Justin Masterson pitched 5 and 1/3 innings to take his first win of the season with Dice-K being on the 15 day DL. With Matsuzaka out, you can forsee some more scrambling of the starting rotation to allow enough rest for the pitchers until his return.
Next up was the Boston Bruins beating the Montreal Canadiens in game 3 of the first round of the NHL playoffs with a 4-2 advantage. This win gives Boston a 3-0 series lead and has me personally thinking about the second round and our series against either New Jersey or Carolina.
Shortly after the Bruins took away the win in game 3, the Boston Celtics claimed victory over the Chicago Bulls in game 2 of their series after Ray Allen's buzzer beater with an ever so popular last second three-pointer to put it away. The C's will now head to Chicago with a 1-1 series tie. Everyone can have their stories about the Celtics being unable to preform without KG, but I'm hoping the players in uniform prove everyone wrong.
All in all, what an amazing day! This Patriots Day showed a Marathon of local sports teams beating up on the competition on our very own holiday. Maybe next year other states will join in and make Patriots Day special to give their teams a boost.
Up next the Red Sox start a two game series at Fenway against the Twins, weather permitting, while the Celtics and Bruins continued playoff coverage will remain here.
Thanks to kerrins_giraffe back in school for the No Parking sign picture.