Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Red Sox 2008 Game 85 Recap


Press PassBox Score Play - by - PlayGame Recap

W: J. Shields (6-5) L: J. Masterson (4-2) S: J. Howell (2)
HR ➢ Bos: J.D. Drew (16) TB: B.J. Upton (6), G. Gross (6)

✫ 1st star - Gabriel Jordan Gross - His two run home run in the fourth put the Rays ahead to stay
✫✫ 2nd star - J Shields - 6 1/3 innings of two run ball
✫✫✫ 3rd star - Upton - First pitch lead off home run set the tone
⋔ Pitchfork - Masterson - six innings, five walks, five hits, four earned runs allowed. Not good

Game thoughts!

Upton set the tone by hitting the first pitch to deep center field and the rest was pretty much down hill. Actually, Masterson wasn't horrible after the first pitch until the fourth and fifth innings. Once the Sox had tied the game in the top of the fourth he retired the first two batters and then walked Navarro, and then allowed the Gross home run to right field (a bomb). The man is having problems with left handers.

After that, it seemed like the Sox would get close only to allow another run. As Terry says, the Rays just kept on tacking on to the lead. If the Sox wanted to send a message to the Rays, this was not the way to do it.

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

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