Saturday, May 28, 2005
The only Red Sox hitter not to reach base, including substitutes, was Kevin Youkilis who went 0 for 2. In total, the Red Sox went 27 for 52. That's .519. Everyone had a pretty good day. Damon went 4 for 7 with 3 runs and an RBI. Renteria had a very nice 3 for 3 with a Grand Slam and 5 RBI. Vazquez replaced Renteria and went 1 for 3. Ortiz went 2 for 4 and walked twice. Ramirez had a great day going 4 for 4. Payton went 1 for 2 with 3 RBI in the place of Ramirez. Nixon went 3 for 6 with a homer. Tek was 2 for 5. Shoppach got hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance. Olerud went 3 for 6 and it wouldv'e been 5 for 6 if he didn't line towards the pitcher twice. Mueller was 2 for 4. Youk was held hitless. Bellhorn was 2 for 6. The Sox scored in every inning but the 3rd, 6th, and 9th.
Not to be lost in all the hitting was Matt Clement's 6 shutout innings. He pitched around some jams to earn his 6th win. He along with Arroyo have been the team's MVPs so far. Clement is the only Sox starter who hasn't struggled.
The Red Sox fans completely took over Yankee Stadium. It was one of the worst home losses the Yankees have ever endured.
The Man of the Game is difficult to pick. So many hitters had a great day and Clement pitched well. It's gotta be Edgar Renteria though. He essentially ended the game with his Grand Slam giving the Sox a 9 run lead. He hit to both fields with authority.
Watching the game at my friend's apartment in Cambridge as Sheffield stood at the plate. I bet $1 that he'd hit a homerun. The next pitch wound up in the upper deck.
Allan Embree is a lefthanded fastball pitcher. Gary Sheffield is a right handed fastball hitter. That just doesn't work out. No fastball in the middle of the plate thrown by Allan Embree or anyone else can get by the bat of Gary Sheffield unless Sheffield messes up.
The Man of the Game for Thursday's pathetic 8-1 loss to Toronto is gustavo Chacin who went 6 innings allowing only 1 unearned run.
The Bitch-goat shall be divided thusly:
Miller: 0.7 - 2 IP, 7 ER
Damon: 0.1 - 0 for 3
Ramirez: 0.1 - 0 for 4
Ortiz: 0.1 - 0 for 4
The Man of the Game for Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees is Derek Jeter who went 2 for 5 with a triple, 2 runs scored and a stolen base.
The Bitch-Goat shall be divided thusly:
Wakefield: 0.3 - 5 IP, 4 ER
Embree: 0.3 - IP, 2 ER
Mueller: 0.1 - 0 for 4
Ramirez: 0.1 - 0 for 4
Svuem: 0.2 - terrible job coaching 3rd base. killed a rally
The Red Sox will be lucky to avoid a sweep in this series.