Saturday, June 21, 2008

Red Sox 2008 Game 77 Recap


Press PassBox Score Play - by - PlayGame Recap
St. Louis4400001009120

W: M. Boggs (2-0) L: D. Matsuzaka (8-1)
HR ➢ StL: A. Miles (1), T. Glaus (10), R. Ankiel (12) Bos: J.D. Drew (14)

☼ Sun - C. Smith - made his debut by going 4 innings of 3 hit ball (HR by Glaus the big hit), other than that, well not much.

☁ Cloud - D. Matsuzaka - 12 batters faced, only three retired. Left with bases loaded 0 outs in the second, enuff said.

Game thoughts!

Daisuke, needless to say, stunk up the joint. A five-pitch lead off walk, a home run, a single, a fly out, a single, a ground out, a single, a double and then a K. Nine batters faced, four runs scored and two men stranded and that was just the first inning. This was the shortest outing in Matsuzaka's brief baseball career.

Normally, in a game at Fenway if the Sox are trailing by four runs it is no big deal, but when you follow that four run first inning with the Sox blowing a lead off double by Ellsbury, you start to worry. Throw in the whole first time ever this pitcher (who was making his third career start) has faced the Sox then you start to worry.

When the second inning sees the Sox pitcher once again walking the lead off batter, followed by a single then another walk. Well, now its "are you fragging kidding me time?” Not a great game by any stretch of the imagination. Just simply, completely a Fugly game.

Factoid - Troy Glaus before today’s game has a career .311 average with a .420 OBA and .561 Slugging % at Fenway. Rest assured after today's 2 for 4 with a grand slam, those numbers will only go up.

♊ - Then don't strain your brain trying. Might break something.

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