Thursday, June 12, 2008

Red Sox 2008 Game 69 Recap


Press PassBox Score Play - by - PlayGame Recap

W: J. Lester (5-3) L: J. Guthrie (3-7)
HR ➢ ➢ ➢ Bos: M. Lowell (10), K. Youkilis (10), J.D. Drew (10)

☼ Sun - Lester - 7 solid innings and only walked one batter
☁ Cloud - Lugo - quit booting routine balls!!!

Game thoughts!

When the Sox are at home I am seriously considering following NHL rules and giving out 1-3 stars of the game. Lester, Lowell, Youkilis and the blistering hot J.D. Drew all shined tonight.

This game started off like a pitchers duel as Guthrie gave up a run in the second on a single by Youkilis, a ground out and rbi single by Lugo but was otherwise keeping the Sox in check. Lester was matching him pretty well as he only faced three batters over the minimum in the first five innings. That all changed though in the bottom of the fifth as the Sox knocked Guthrie out of the game.

Ellsbury started off the fifth with a single to right and after the still struggling Pedroia flied out to right the hottest everyday player on the Sox walked to the plate. On a 2-1 pitch Drew doubled to center field and it was men on 2nd and 3rd with only one out and Mr. Manuel Aristides Ramirez striding to the plate. Of course, this being the Orioles they decided to set up a double play and immediately walked him, loading up the bases.

Doctor doubles though made that look like the biggest miscalculation since the Yankees started celebrating the pennant after game three of the ALCS in 2004. On the second pitch the Sox third basement promptly hit his second grand slam of the year. The rout was officially on and three batters later Jeremy Guthrie was out of the game. The Sox finish the home stand on a winning note and have won their last four series (10-3).

Factoid - Drew, J.D. Drew - check out the last 7 and 14 day splits. You will not be disappointed.

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

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