Friday, April 21, 2006
We were up 6-2 in the 8th, Beckett's pitch count was low, the back end of our bullpen has been great. It seemed as though the game was all but over. Then Beckett threw a retaliation pitch because Gonzalez got hit in the previous inning. Then he gave up 2 homers. Timlin came in and gave up another homer. Papelbon pitched a good 2.1 innings in a no save situation. Then Foulke came in and threw 1.2 innings of pretty solid relief. He gave up a walk to Glaus, then was taken out for some reason and replaced by Rudy Seanez of all people. One pitch, game over.
This loss is really unfortunate considering that we practically had this game locked up. Then consider that Roy Halladay is going against Lenny DiNardo tomorrow in a huge mismatch, it hurts even more.
The Man of the Game is Vernon Wells who went 2 for 6 with a pair of homers, and 3 RBI.
Here is the B*tch-Goat:
Beckett: 0.5 - 7.1 IP, 5 ER
Timlin: 0.2 - 0.1 IP, ER
Seanez: 0.2 - 0.0 IP, unearned run allowed
Youkilis: 0.1 - 0 for 5, 2 K, 3 LOB
The Blue Jays are going to be a factor this season, particularly against us. Had we finished .500 against them last year, we would have won the division. This year, we're 1-3 against them. It doesn't look to improve tomorrow as DiNardo faces Halladay.