Tuesday, May 01, 2007
FIRST REALLY DISAPOINTING SOX LOSS
The Red Sox had a 4-2 lead in the 9th with Papelbon on the mound. Guaranteed win about 90% of the time, probably more. But Papelbon blew it. It was bound to happen. Schilling pitched great, scattering 8 hits, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 in 7 innings. Okajima had a perfect 8th inning, then Papelbon really struggled in the 9th. The Sox put up 4 runs, which should be enough for a win most of the time, but you can always put up more. Ortiz, Manny, and Youkilis went down 1, 2, 3 in the bottom of the 10th. And let's not forget Donnelly allowing a run in the 10th, either.
Man of the Game was Travis Buck who went 3 for 5 with a double and a homerun. He knocked in 2 and scored twice.
Curt Schilling: 7 IP, 2 ER
Dan Johnson: 2/5, HR, 2B, 2 RBI
Huston Street: IP, 0 H, 0 BB, K
Papelbon: 0.4 - IP, 2 ER
Donnelly: 0.2 - IP, ER
Schilling: 0.1 - 7 IP, 2 ER
Lugo: 0.1 - 0/5, K, 2 LOB
Varitek: 0.1 - 0/4, 2 K, 2 LOB
Pedroia: 0.1 - 0/3
Josh Beckett looks for win #6 against Chad Gaudin.
In Arlington, TX, Yankee rookie Phil Hughes was pitching a no-hitter when he left the game with a hamstring injury. The no-hitter was broken up against the Yankee bullpen. Hughes joins a cavalcade of injured Yankee pitchers. Ir's starting to not be funny anymore.