Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Red Sox 2008 Game 67 Recap


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W: D. Sarfate (4-1) L: H. Okajami (1-2)
HR ➢ Bos: J.D. Drew (9), M. Ramirez (15)

☼ Sun - The Orioles offense.
☁ Cloud - Okajima absolutely sucks versus the Orioles.

Game thoughts!

What looked like a win quickly became a loss as Okajima absolutely sucked. Mr. Terry Francona, do me a favor and sit Hidecki for the next two games, please, I'm begging you.

Game got off to an auspicious start as the Sox loaded the bases with nobody out on a single by Ellsbury, a double by Pedroia and a walk by Drew. Normally with Manny coming up I would feel pretty confident that this team would break out with a big inning especially since Manny is .333 with 20 home runs over his career, but this year he is only 2 for 7 in that situation and has not hit a granny since 2005. The struggles continued in this at bat as he hit into the first of four that is right, I said four double plays tonight. Nope it was not a good night for the middle relief or the offense.

Still, there were a couple of bright spots as Pedroia went two for three ending his zero for eighteen hitting streak. Manny and J.D. also continued their hot hitting streaks by going a combined three for six, knocking in three runs and scoring three runs. So, I am going to just mark this game as an aberration and get ready for tomorrow’s game or in the words of well, to be honest I can’t remember but someone has said it, “time to turn the page”.

Factoid - Prior to tonights game, Okajima had made 12 appearances vs the Orioles with a 5.40 ERA and an 0-2 record. His overall record was 4-3 with a 2.14 ERA. The Orioles absolutely own him as of tonight he is now 0-3 with a 7.24 ERA lifetime versus the O's.

♊ - Morbid and creepifing I can handle as long as we do it quiet like.

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