Saturday, August 29, 2009
WINNING IN THE RAIN
Josh Beckett still doesn't look like an Ace. It's now 3 straight outings without a Quality Start, as Beckett only went 5 innings. 5's were wild for Beckett, as he allowed 5 runs off 5 hits, and 5 walks in his 5 innings.
But the good news is that the bullpen kept things manageable, and the offense put up the necessary 6 runs. Ellsbury was back in the lineup, and was 2 for 3 with 2 walks and a very long RBI ground-rule double hit 418 feet to right-center. Jason Bay hit a game tying HR in the 5th, his 29th of the season. Kotchman hit an RBI groundout in the 8th, which was the game-winning run.
Bit of a potential mess for the Sox Saturday night as 11-5 Ricky Romero faces Clay Buchholz. Although the Sox have hurt Romero a lot this season.
The Yankees won, Tampa Bay lost, and Texas lost. The Rays also traded Scott Kazmir for prospects. God knows why. The Sox now have a 2.5 game Wild Card lead.
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