Friday, July 06, 2007

Red Sox 07 game 84 Recap

Press Pass l Box Score l Play-By-Play l Recap
Tampa Bay 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 11 0
Boston 6 34 0 0 2 0 0 X 15 21 0

W: Beckett (12-2) L: Howell (1-3)
HR Bos: M. Lowell (14), C. Crisp (5)

► Hero - Hmmm, Coco for his grand Slam, Beckett for his K's, Lowell for his 3 run home run, and that was just through three innings. - Am going for Coco as his blast just opened the flood gates
► Goat - Howell - for making it a 2 out tour.

Game thoughts

When the game starts with a single up the middle, single to center, a hard hit fielders choice, single to left, single to center, a walk, a bases loaded home run, a strike out, a walk, the second single by the lead off hitter (pitching change) and a fly out to left to end the inning, you know the batters are not being fooled. 11 men sent to the plate and the visiting team after the first inning is down six.

Every batter in the line-up reaches first base via a hit or a walk (Varitek, Lugo and Hinske) before two outs in the second inning. From a Devil Ray stand point, who were in the midst of a 10 game losing streak, to see three runs score on another home run (this time by Lowell) while your team has struck out five times in the first two innings you know its going to be a long night.

Only starter without a hit is Eric Hinske, who walks three times. Thank god for the Devil Rays, as their pitching cures all ills.

Looking Ahead

Looking ahead to the weekend (all games at Comerica Park):

Julian Tavarez, RHP (5-6, 4.39) Red Sox (53-31) @ Andrew Miller, LHP (3-2, 3.81) Tigers (49-34)
Kason Gabbard, LHP (2-0, 5.79) Red Sox (53-31) @ Jeremy Bonderman, RHP (9-1, 3.58) Tigers (49-34)
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (10-5, 3.53) Red Sox (53-31) @ Nate Robertson, LHP (4-6, 4.86) Tigers (49-34)


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