Sunday, April 08, 2007
When a 4 run game is considered an "outburst" of offense, things aren't going great for your hitting. And when 4 innings is all you can get from 3 of your starting pitchers the first time through the rotation, your pitching isn't doing well, either. And when JC Romero has 4 appearances, and Jonathan Papelbon has 1, nothings really going well.
The Sox did put up a decent offensive effort in this game, which was thwarted by Tavarez's dullness, and the bullpen's unraveling. Had Tavarez gone longer and/or the bullpen kept it close, we could have won this game in the late innings.
The Man of the Game is Hank Blalock, he went 3 for 4 with a triple and a walk.
Here's the Bitch-Goat:
Jerry Hairston, Sammy Sosa, Ron Mahay