Streak Ends, but The Red Sox Defense MAKES HISTORY
Dontrelle Willis was too tough. Jason Johnson, our #5, was too rusty, too nervous or too terrible, putting us in a 5 run hole after 2. And the Marlins' pitching kept us down, beating the Sox 5-2. But the defense had another error free game, setting the MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD for consecutive error free games at 17. My oh my! And thanks to Kevin Youklis for making 2 tough pick ups on low throws, and a nifty play by Mikey Lowell at 3rd....both kept the streak of defensive excellence alive.
The story, on the Marlins' side, was the pitching of Dontrelle Willis. I've seen him better. I've seen him sharper. But last night he certainly was good enough. And coupled with the Yankees' win over the all too normal way overated Mets, the lead is down to 3. And that's good enough for me. Wakes goes tonight, as we start another winning streak and inch one game closer to the end of inter-league DH-less play. And that is also just fine with me.
See you later, ladies and gentlemen. And have fun at your Fourth of July festivities, whatever and wherever they may be. A special hi to J and K.