Wednesday, May 31, 2006


The Red Sox are 4-7 against Toronto this year. Last season we had struggles with the Jays and they're even better this season. Their offense has beaten up our pitching, and their pitching has stymied our hitting. This road trip has started abysmally.

The Sox hit 3 homers on Monday, but fell 7-6. Clement's struggles continued as he only went 3.1 innings. The bullpen went well, allowing only 1 run, but that one run won the game for the Jays.

The Man of the Game is Alex Rios who got on ase 3 times, knocked in 2 runs, stole a base, and scored a run. He's hit us pretty well this season.

Here is the B*tch-Goat:
Clement: 8.0 - 3.1 IP, 6 ER
Nixon: 0.1 - 0 for 4, 4 LOB
Riske: 0.1 - 0.2 IP, ER

Tuesday's game wsn't as close. Beckett struggled, going 4.2 allowing 7 earned runs. We had 16 baserunners (8 hits, 8 walks, 1 HBP). The only extra basehit the Sox had was a solo homer from Nixon. The Sox fell behind early and couldn't muster enough offense to overcome the deficit.

The Man of the Game is Vernon Wells. He went 3 for 4 with 3 homers, 4 RBI, and a walk. He's killed us a lot this season. This is his 3rd MOTG this season, very impressive for a player on an opposing team.

Here is the B*tch-Goat:
Beckett: 0.8 - 4.2 IP, 7 ER
Cora: 0.1 - 1 for 4, 4 LOB
Varitek: 0.1 - 1 for 4, 6 LOB (3 in scoring position)

The Man of the Game for Sunday's win over Tampa is Wakefield who went 8 scoreless innings to earn his 4th win. He also had a pickoff. He's pitched well with his old catcher back in town.