Give Matt A Pass On This One
He was not feeling well, according to the Globe........."Looking pale and sick, Matt Clement stood by his locker and, in a voice made raspy by asthma, declined to talk to reporters after last night's 5-2 loss to the Devil Rays. It appeared that talking really might be beyond his strength, at least after 103 pitches and six innings of climate-controlled work inside the dome at Tropicana.
One day after an asthma episode -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona wouldn't go so far as to call it an attack -- Clement took to the mound trying to do more things than, eventually, he was able: stop Boston's two-game slide, take to the rubber in the park in which he was beaned by a liner last season, and fight through his own illness."
***Peter here. And we will give Matt Clement a pass on this one. He left his heart out there on the mound, even though it turned out to be an ugly performance. It's what he had in him. And that's alright with me.
Tonight, a game we have no business winning. Ya know what? Those are the kind of games that get won! Ripley, where are you when I need you!! Believe it or not, I need you now!