Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Recap MLB 07 - Game 8

7 innings of no hit ball, while Daisuke Matsuzaka looked like a rookie pitcher, which of course he happens to be at this time in his Red Sox career. Maybe after this outing the hoopla will die down for a while, well until the first time he faces the Yankees.

Star of the game King Felix.

Goat of the Game - you could say the entire batting order but there were at least 4 very good defensive plays behind Hernandez to keep the no hitter going, so no goat tonight. Also, I am not surprised that the bats were stifled; 1) it always seems like when the Sox score 10+ runs like they did yesterday, the next game they stink. 2) as it has been mentioned before this year, the Sox always struggle the first 2 or 3 times in his career they face a pitcher.

Sox Play of the game - lets go for the inning ending double play in the 7th. Nice scoop by Daisuke on the Lugo throw.

Second shut out of the season which is highly unusual for this team. It does get better tomorrow afternoon as Washburn takes the mound. A pitcher that you light up for a 6.07 ERA after a game like this can only be good.

Press pass for this game (#8) is here.

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