Sunday, April 27, 2008
THE SOX GOT SWEPT BY WHO?
The last time the Red Sox lost a series to Tampa Bay was August 2006. The last AND ONLY time the Red Sox had been swept by Tampa Bay was in a 2 game set at Fenway on June 30 and July 1 of 1999. John Wasdin and Jin Ho Cho were the two losing pitchers. This weekend, for the first time ever, the Rays swept the Red Sox in a 3 game series. And they should be embarrassed.
The Sox scored a total of 5 runs in 3 games. An 8 inning 2 run start by Buchholz was wasted, a 7 inning 2 run start by Beckett was wasted. And the Sox made James Shields look like Pedro Martinez circa 1998.
This team has been terribly inconsistent. After winning 6 in a row, they've lost 5 in a row. And don't look for things to improve. The Red Sox and Blue Jays square off for three games. Toronto swept the Sox a few weeks ago, and Roy Halladay is tarting Tuesday night.
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