Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Nice comeback to save Foulke who has been pitching poorly. All last season he gave up 8 homers. He's given up 8 so far this season. Dotel doesn't really seem like he'd be that effective of a closer. He walks alot of batters and throws pretty much just fastballs.
The Man of the Game is Varitek who went 3 for 4 with a double, homer, and a single. He knocked in three and scored twice. All the runs he knocked in gave the Sox a lead. THAT is clutch hitting.
Clement had a nice start too. If he can stay solid and have a few nice starts here and there, he should end up having a good year. Foulke needs to get back on the ball though.
The Sox head out west for 3 with Seattle and 3 with Oakland. Normally, these trips are rough on us but given the poor play these two teams are practicing, it should be a fun trip. The key word is "should."
Kevin Millar had a terrible game until the bottom of the 9th. A pair of errors and some idiotic decisions at first base coupled with an 0 for 3 until the 9th when he hit a game winning 2 run shot.
This game was a really fun one to watch. Great pitching, some clutch hitting, and a few nice defensive plays like the diving catch by Byrnes to save a 1-1 tie and a nice catch by Damon going back to the wall.
The Man of the Game is Johnny Damon who is hotter than the sun. He went 3 for 3 with a pair of singles and a triple. He also walked and had a nice grab in center field. He had 3 of the Red Sox 5 hits.
The Sox look to complete the sweep tomorrow afternoon.
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Wells will throw off the mound before tomorrow's game.
The Rolling Stones will be coming to Fenway this summer to play a concert. It will be the Stones second appearance at Fenway. They played Opening Day in 1912 when the Sox hosted the New York Highlanders.