Saturday, May 30, 2009
The Jays were riding a 9 game losing streak, and had a winless pitcher on the mound. The Sox still couldn't beat them.
Wakefield's hot-streak seems to have come to an end. 11 earned runs in his last 2 starts (10.2 innings for a 9.28 ERA). He carried the team for a while, but he's come back to earth.
The Sox managed 11 hits and 2 walks off Janssen, but never scored more than 1 run at a time. Drew hit a homer, with nobody on base. But two double plays grounded into, 8 men left on base, and 5 of those left in scoring position hurt. What killed was Ortiz going 0 for 4, leaving 3 men in scoring position.
For me, it's getting very hard to endure Ortiz for much longer. He's a black hole in the lineup, sucking up all the offensive potential.
Man of the Game:
Scott Rolen - 2 for 4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI (both with 2 outs)
Brad Penny faces Brian Tallet this afternoon.
AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Darren Calabrese