Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 100 Recap

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W: D. Matsuzaka (12-7) L: C.C. Sabathia (13-5) S: J. Papelbon (23)

☼ The Sun - Matsuzaka - 7 innings 4 hits, 3 walks, 5 K's
☁ The Cloud - Francisco - Misread of Lowell's single in the third leads to only run

Idle thoughts!

This is the Daisuke that Theo lusted after in the off season. Seven innings of shut out ball in Cleveland against this team is why he is the #2 of this staff right now, but he is only the #2 because #1 is going tonight against this offense. The future looks bright and he should wear his sun glasses at night!

Lugo watch - 1 for 4 and the only extra base hit for the Sox was his double. Now batting .226 for the year.

Crisp watch - 0 for 4 with two k's. What is it with batting 5th in this line up? Crisp was on fire coming into this game but move him to 5th and boom there goes the hitting streak. For the season Crisp is now batting .281.

Drew watch - three AB's and three K's and none really looked good, but cut him some slack, C.C. is one tough lefty.

Okajima in the eighth - 3 up 3 down.

Papelbon in the ninth - 3 up 3 down.

A game that had to be almost perfect to win, but there were three outstanding defensive plays in this game, with the first one in the first inning as Lugo cut down Sizemore at third base for the first out of the inning. The second one was in the sixth when WMP crashed into the wall while making the catch, but last and more important was the play that Youkilis made in the seventh on the sacrifice bunt.

On a play that you might just take the out at first, Youk pounced on the ball and threw a strike to second and that pretty much ended the Indians offense for the night.

Beckett tonight vs the other outstanding pitcher for the Indians, Carmona! Be there or be square!

Later - When all else fails get a bigger hammer!

oh yeah, in the roll over and die category - the Royals sucked again vs the spankees. Why can't they play like that against the Sox?

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