Sunday, August 05, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 110 Recap

Press Pass Recap Box P - by - P

W: D. Matsuzaka (13-8) L: J. Washburn (8-8) S: J. Papelbon (25)
HR ⇛ Cle: Beltre(17), Betancourt (7)

☼ The Sun - Varitek - his two out double put the Sox ahead to stay
☁ The Cloud - The Seattle defense - two errors that scored 1 run

Idle thoughts!

The long Red Sox nation nightmare is over as the Sox finally, finally won a game in Seattle. A close game through out the night as Daisuke kept on escaping from trouble. Still, he went seven innings only allowing two runs off of solo homers. Oh, yeah, he also struck out ten Mariners.

Gagne ran into trouble in the eighth, when with two outs he gave up a seeing eye single to Broussard. After a steal of second Johjima singled him home and the game became a heart stopper. Still, the man who has the best save percentage in MLB history was able to get a come backer to end the inning with men on second and third.

The Bot came on in the ninth, but just like Gagne he had two out trouble also (after Guillen and Ibanez reached I was calling for the wooden stake). For some reason the Mariners just won't die quietly in Safeco (Do you think a nine game winning streak helped ?- ed), and always want to play with blood pressure.

Anyway, Guillen reached on a seven pitch walk after Jonathon had struck out Ichiro and Vidro on ten pitches (five each). Ibanez then coaxed a five pitch walk and the winning run was on first base with the dangerous Beltre striding to the plate. Beltre's at bat would show the lack of discipline, seen so often these days. On the first pitch, a 96mph fastball in the shoulder area Beltre popped up to Varitek in foul territory. Game over and the Sox finally broke the losing streak at Safeco. Seven games ahead of the Yankees and with only fifty-two games left the magic number is forty-six.

Lugo watch - 2 for 4, up to .225
Crisp watch - 0 for 4, down to .278
Drew watch - 1 for 4, staying at .245

♊ - When all else fails get a bigger hammer!

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