Saturday, July 21, 2007

Red Sox 07 game 97 Recap


Press Pass l Box Score l Play-By-Play l Recap
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W: K. Gabbard (4-0) L: J. Danks (6-7)

☼ Sun - Coco - his single in the second started the run barrage.
☁ Cloud - the White Sox bull pen - three straight bases loaded walks that put this game in the blow out status.

Game thoughts

Kason Gabbard can not be called the K kid or various other names, not when he goes out and pitches 7 innings of three hit ball with only one strike out. Still, he seems to have answered the question about being able to put back to back strong outings together. In the last two games he has went sixteen innings only allowing six, that's right six hits and only two walks. Oh, yeah, he also only allowed that one "earned" run in the second inning of today's game in those sixteen innings.

Coco is really on a roll. Since 6/1 in 41 games he is batting .320/.374/.480 that is in 150 at bats so it is a pretty good sample size. Way to go Coco!

J.D. had another strong outing with the bat as he stroked another double and drew two walks for the day. Its good to see the five hole producing. Let us hope it continues.

No Papi, no problem just move Manny up to the three hole and slot mr. grind out every at bat Youkilis in the number four hole. Seemed to work well today any way.

This was actually a close game until the seventh, but Mr. Hinske led off the inning with a single and stole second on Lugo's strike out. When Pedroia struck out it looked like we might see the Bot in the ninth as the game was still in doubt. That was when the dark clouds appeared for the White Sox.

For some reason, Guillen intentionally walked Manny only to see four straight walks issued by the bull pen. Now the game was out of reach and with that 40 minute inning there was no way that Kason was going to pitch the eighth.

So, the Sox now have a chance to win six games in this home stand. All they have to do is win tomorrow.

As for the "earned" statement earlier. Mr. Cement Glove misplayed another ball and thanks to lobbying by the Soxes (both teams) the error was changed to a hit. No way was that a hit.

Later - When all else fails, get a bigger hammer!

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