Thursday, June 14, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 65 Recap

·Final l Press Pass l Box l Recap


W: J. Francis (6-5, 3.61); L: J. Beckett (9-1, 3.39)
HR: COL: M. Holliday (11), G. Atkins (5).

► Hero - Atkins - Grand Salami in the third
► Goat - Beckett - for giving up said Grand Salami

Game thoughts

Face it this team has lost its offensive mojo, and the way the starters have performed the last two games, it has lost its pitching mojo. In other words this team is playing like crap.

You could feel the game slipping away when Matsui hit a bloop double in the first which led to the Rockies first run. Of course, one run wouldn't have meant alot if with one out and men on first and second the Sox had been able to score. However, just like so many times before this year though, when you needed Manny to get a hit, he once again took a called third strike. Youkilis didn't help by striking out on a pitch out of the zone.

Still, the Sox had a chance to make this a game when in the bottom of the second they got the bases loaded with one out and J.D. Drew looking to tie the game. When you are hitting below .250 though, every hard hit ball seems to find a glove, tonight that was true again as Drew hit a scorcher past Frances only to be caught by a diving Rockie shortstop. To make matters worse, Pedroia struck out on a pitch in the dirt and it was all down hill from there.

To quote Tommy Lasorda, "I could tell in the first inning that Josh did not have his good stuff". Amen Tommy, Amen! 7 1/2 games ahead and the season is quickly going down the drain.

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