Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Tonight's Red Sox/Yankees game was postponed due to rain. The makeup is scheduled for August 18th as part of a day/night doubleheader. This, of course, means that the Red Sox swept the Yankees.

RedSox.com says Clement will go against Roy Haladay and the Blue Jays tomorrow, but I have to believe the Sox will simply push Clement back a day and pitch Beckett tomorrow night.


Solid pitching, good defense, and timely hitting. That's how you win ball games. Having David Ortiz doesn't hurt, either.

The Sox looked kind of out of this one early after squandering a golden opportunity in the 1st and falling behind 3-1. In the 5th, Manny had a bases loaded single and Trot grounded out to knock in a run to tie the score at 3. The game went scoreless until the bottom of the 8th inning. Loretta had an RBI single to give the Sox a lead. The Yankees then brought in former Sox lefty specialist Mike Myers to face David Ortiz. Papi launched a shot to right center into the bullpens to give the Sox a 7-4 lead. Papelbon pitched yet another scoreless inning to end the game.

The game saw the return of three former Sox to Fenway. The aforementioned Myers did not fare well, neither did Johnny Damon, who went 0 for 4 in his Yankee debut in The Rivalry. Doug Mirabelli also returned literally just in time. He was traded in exchange for Josh Bard, Cla Meredith, and cash considerations. He didn't allow a passed ball and he threw a runner out.

The Man of the Game is David Ortiz, who went 3 for 4 with 4 RBI, a homerun, and a walk. The reason Ortiz is such a big guy is that he eats the Yankees pitchers alive.

Beckett vs. Chacon tomorrow.