Thursday, May 19, 2005
In this series, the Red Sox allowed the 2nd worst run scoring offense in baseball and the 2nd worst hitting team in baseball (batting .211 as a team, ranked below 15 NL teams that have pitchers batting) to put up 24 runs in 3 games. This is why we lost the series. It doesn't get much easier with the Braves rolling into Fenway this weekend and then going back on the road to Cooperstown and Toronto.
The Man of the Game for the 7-5 win on Tuesday is Edgar Renteria who went 2 for 4 with 2 runs, and 2 RBI. He also walked. It was one of his token good games that will be overshadowed by some 1 for 5 performances coming up.
The Man of the Game for Wednesday's 13-6 loss is Eric Byrnes who went 4 for 5 with a double. He scored three times and knocked in a run.
The Bitch-Goat shall be divided thusly:
Wells: 0.7 - 1.1 IP, 7 ER
Gonzalez: 0.1 - 3.2 IP, 3 ER
Halama: 0.1 - 2 IP, 3 ER
Francona: 0.1 - No Renteria after 2 for 4 day, no rehab start for Wells