Sunday, June 17, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 68 Recap

Final l Press Pass l Box Score l Play-By-Play l Recap

San Fran 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 90
Boston 2 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 X 9 11 0

SFO: Morris (7-4, 3.21 ERA)
BOS: Wakefield (7-7, 4.18 ERA)

W: Wakefield (7-7) L: Morris (7-4) S: (0)
HR » SFO: B. Bonds (14), P. Feliz (9) - BOS: M. Ramirez (10)

► Hero - Manny - Home Run and three RBI's
► Goat - Morris - for being a batting practice pitcher.

Game thoughts!

From today's press pass:

► The Sox are 31-10 (.756) from Thursday through Sunday but just 13-14 (.481) combined on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Is J.D. Drew the answer for the Sox lead off troubles? 1 for 3 today with two walks scoring two runs. J.D. and Pedroia have been setting the table well for the Ortiz, Ramirez and Youkilis trio of bashers. Since Drew has moved into the lead off spot I show them with a .353 BA, .421 OBA, .529 Slugging and 9 runs scored with 8 RBI's.

The team has scored 21 runs in those 4 games. If Drew and Pedroia hadn't sucked on 6/14 when they went a combined 1 for 10 those figures would be much, much higher. Of course this is all based on a small sample size but you do have to like the way it is going with those two right now.

Teeth gritting moment of the game:

Bases Loaded on a double, HBP and walk in the bottom of the first, zero outs and Manny swings at the first freaking pitch grounding into a Double Play. I don't know what is more aggravating, Manny staring at strike three with men in scoring position or this type of thing.
Good Wakefield - 5 innings of six hit ball (3 runs)
Bad Wakefield - With an 8 - 3 lead can't get out of the sixth.

Youkilis had his 28th multi hit game today, he only trails Ichiro 33, Orlando Cabrera 30 and Maglio Ordonez 29.

Overall, the offense shows signs of coming to life and just in time as they start a nine game road trip to Atlanta, San Diego and Seattle. The Sox will have played 42 games on the road at the end of this coming trip.

Looking Ahead

Monday, June 18            Turner Field 7:05 PM ET
Curt Schilling, RHP (6-3, 3.80) @ Chuck James, LHP (5-6, 4.16)

Tuesday, June 19 Turner Field 7:35 PM ET
Josh Beckett, RHP (9-1, 3.39) @ Tim Hudson, RHP (6-4, 3.25)

Wednesday, June 20 Turner Field 7:35 PM ET
Julian Tavarez, RHP (4-4, 4.97) @ Buddy Carlyle, RHP (1-1, 4.44)

Friday, June 22 PETCO Park 10:05 PM ET
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (8-5, 4.18) @ Chris Young, RHP (6-3, 2.26)
You have to like your chances since there is only the one LHP in the first four games. The Saturday game could be interesting since it looks like it will be Maddux vs Wakefield. If the knuckler is on that could be a very short game since both pitchers work quickly.


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