Thursday, July 02, 2009
SOX GET ONE BACK
A 6-5 come-from-behind win in July against the O's usually isn't a big deal. But when it comes on the heels of an 11-10 come-from-behind LOSS, it is a big deal. The Sox bullpen, which blew that 10-1 lead the night before combined for 4 PERFECT innings. Added to the final 12 in a row that Beckett retired, 24 straight Oriole batters failed to reach base. That's 8 perfect innings of work.
There's been a great deal of heat in Julio Lugo's direction. But he is hitting .301. We all know he can't field, but as a bench player, he's finally hitting. Funny how it takes inconsistent playing time to get consistent production.
Jonathan Papelbon got his 20th save of the season with a perfect 9th inning. He passes Bob Stanley on the all-time Red Sox save list with 133.
The Sox have Thursday off before starting a 3 game series against the Mariners in Fenway. 8-3 Felix Hernandez faces Tim Wakefield Friday night.
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