Thursday, May 29, 2008
HITLESS IN SEATTLE
A brilliant start by Wakefield was wasted last night as the Red Sox fell 1-0 to the Mariners. Wake went 8 innings, allowed 5 hits, 0 walks, struck out 8, and yielded a solo homerun. But the Red Sox offense was only able to muster 2 singles off Erik Bedard. The Sox never even got a man to 3rd base.
Only Mike Lowell and Manny Ramirez were able to get hits. The Sox did work 6 walks, but couldn't string anything together. Their biggest threat was in the top of the 9th when they had runners on 1st and 2nd with 2 outs, but Coco Crisp grounded out up the middle to end the game.
The Sox are now 1-5 on their road trip, which came on the heels of a 7-0 homestand. Their inconsistency, and their inability to win on the road continues to boggle the mind.
Still no official word on Matsuzaka's shoulder. He flew back to Boston today and will have an MRI tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Sox have an off-day before beginning a 4 game series in Baltimore. Josh Beckett faces Daniel Cabrera. The Sox are 0-2 against the Orioles this season.
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