Saturday, May 14, 2005
The Sox shouldn't have won this mismatch from the start. J-Gon against Piniero is a pitching inequity that would require the Sox getting to the M's pitchers, which they did, and the Sox pitchers to pitch decently, which they didn't.
The Man of the Game is Ichiro who went 3 for 4 with 2 singles, and a triple. He walked, stole a base, knocked in a run and scored three times. He ignited the Mariners offense allowing guys like Beltre and Winn to drive in runs. Ichiro also had an outfield assist. For as much hype Johnny Damon has, deservedly so at the moment, Ichiro is twice the player. Faster, better hitter, better baserunner, more range, much better arm.
The Bitch-Goat shall be divided thusly:
Gonzalez: 0.5 - 3.1 IP, 7 ER
Halama: 0.5 - 1.2 IP, 5 ER
Wade Miller makes his first road start of the season against Ryan Franklin and the M's. Look for David Ortiz to have another big night against Franklin. Hopefully the pitching will hold the Mariners to fewer than 5 runs. If so, we should win.