Monday, September 03, 2007

Red Sox 07 Game 136 Recap


Press PassBox Score Play - by - PlayGame Recap

W: C. Buchholz (2-0) L: G. Olson (1-3)
HR ➢ Bos: K. Youkilis (15)

☼ Sun - Buchholz - When you are the starting pitcher for the home team and the top line of the box score has nothing but zero's, well you are the player of the game.
☁ Cloud - Goat - Olson - on a night that you have to be perfect you can't give up four runs in the first four innings.

Game thoughts!

Once again boston ended a four game losing streak this year (their longest). The last time C. Schilling went 8 2/3 innings of no hit ball, this time the Rookie in his second start went nine innings of no hit ball. Much better than C. Shilling.

In most no hitters there is usually one play that keeps it alive. This game it was in the seventh when Pedroia sprinted to his right dove for a ground ball and threw out a diving M. Tejada out at first. Replays showed Dustin going F*** yeah after the play, so the rookie saved the rookies no hitter. Side note this is only the third time that a rookie had thrown a no-no in his first or second start since 1900. The first rookie no hitter ever by a Sox pitcher.

After the seventh as Clay's pitch count continued to rise the only real suspense was whether or not Theo and company would allow him to finish the game. Fortunately for Francona the rookie was able to complete the deal in 115 pitches with his 120th pitch being the limit.

Lugo watch - 2 for 5 - up to .237

Coco watch - 0 for 4 - down to .266

Drew watch - DNP

♊ - all else fails get a bigger hammer.

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