Monday, May 07, 2007
TWINS OUTPITCHES TAVAREZ
Tavarez hasn't been the best pitcher in the rotation by any stretch of the imagination. But, he's had some tough opponents facing him. Roy Halladay twice and now Johan Santana and the Twins bullpen.
The Sox had 14 baserunners and only managed to plate 1 of them. Tavarez pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 runs. But Santana went 5 allowing 1, and the Twins' pen went 4 allowing nothing.
Offensively, the Sox did everything but score to win this one. They got guys on base, they worked Santana's pitch count and got him out of the game, they just couldn't finish.
Man of the Game was Manny Ramirez who went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.
Julian Tavarez: 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 K
Joel Pineiro: 2 IP, perfect
Dustin Pedroia: 2/2, 2B, BB, RBI
Tavarez: 0.2 - 2 ER
Lugo: 0.3 - 0/5, 2 K, 5 LOB
Ortiz: 0.2 - 0/5, 2 K, 2 LOB
Lowell: 0.2 - 0/4, 3 K
Drew: 0.1 - 0/3, 2 K, 2 LOB