Thursday, April 13, 2006
The Red Sox had won 5 straight because they pitched well. That streaked ended last night because they didn't pitch well. Wells returned to the Red Sox rotation by allowing 10 hits, 3 of which were homeruns. He even walked a guy.
DiNardo and Seanez came in to mop up and didn't do too poorly, but the damage had been done.
The Red Sox were able to hit 3 homeruns, one by Ortiz, one by Dustin Mohr and one by Willy Mo, but they only got 4 runs off those homers. The Sox just didn't have enough baserunners. Youkilis and Loretta combined for an 0 for 10. In total, 5 Red Sox hitters did not get a hit.
The Man of the Game is Alex Rios who went 3 for 4 with a double, homerun, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.
The B*tch-Goat shall be divided thusly:
Wells: 0.7 - 4 IP, 7 ER, 4 HR allowed
Youkilis: 0.1 - 0 for 5, 3 Ks, 3 LOB
Loretta: 0.1 - 0 for 5
Ramirez: 0.1 - 0 for 3, 2 LOB
The Red Sox face the Jays tomorrow night. Clement goes against Ted Lilly.
SOX AND CRISP AGREE TO EXTENSION
The Red Sox made a statement that Coco Crisp is the center-fielder of the future Wednesday when they agreed to a 3 year, $15.5 million extension with Coco Crisp. The contract includes an option for 2010. I'm glad the Sox are tying up loose ends early by extending deals with Ortiz and Crisp.
RISKE GOES ON 15 DAY DL
Conveniently enough, Riske went on the DL retroactive to the 5th of April with a back strain. Riske is probably on the bottom of the list in the bullpen. Hopefully he can come back and return, but I won't hold my breath in anticipation. I guess it'd be nice to have another option over Seanez, though.
PEDRO BEING PEDRO
Pedro Martinez went 7 strong innings last night in the Mets 3-1 victory over the Nats. Pedro allowed only 1 run and hit no batters. God, I miss him.