Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Rays' Bullpen; A Tampa Bay Disaster, A Red Sox Delight!

Matt Clement, a quality start. Kevin Youklis, Mr. Clutch. Manny, coming around. The defense, just fine. 6 runs in the 7th and the 8th, nice! And a tumbling, snow cone catch by Adam Stern in short center with the bases loaded in the 9th to perserve Pap's 7th save. A 7-4 Red Sox victory, 10-4 so far this April, despite scoring less runs than any team in the AL except Kansas City. And our hitting strokes stay as elusive as the rains in the Sahara.
One move last night left me puzzled. Allowing Matt Clement to start the 8th instead of having Timlin come in to start a clean inning escaped logic. But because of the inabiliity of the Devil Ray's bullpen to hold the fort, the Sox emerged victorious, their 3rd straight win.
Oh, and that team from New York? Last place. Randy Johnson looked more like Randy Quaid while failing to get out of the 4th inning. He says nothing is wrong with him. All signs point to his back, as the Yankee pitching staff disintergrates even though the team has played 3 games in a row only once. ONCE!
Tuesday wasn't so bad after all. GO SCHILL.

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