Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tough Luck Loss For Dice-K As Bats Fall Silent

Two hits and 2 runs with 4 walks.....that's all Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up in his 6 innings of work. And the bullpen was unscored upon. But those untrustworthy Red Sox bats remained mute and the club left 14 men on base. Varitek was personally responsible for stranding 8 of those runners. But Daisuke must be getting used to this. In fact, in his past twelve starts, the team has scored 2 or less runs. Hard to believe, huh?

The Yankees finally were able to take a game from the LA Angels and gain a game in the standings. After their day off today, they play a four game set in Detroit before coming home and face the Red Sox. The Red Sox will have Matsuzaka, Beckett and Schilling going in that series, so they should be in good shape. One Yankee pitcher we WON'T see is Mike Mussina, and that's too bad....he's had two rough outings in a row. We'll be sure to see Clemens and Wang. Bring 'em on. That's all I can say.

Here are the Boston-Detroit pitching matchups.......

Josh Beckett (15-5, 3.15 ERA) vs. John Danks (6-11, 5.30) tonight
Curt Schilling (7-5, 4.25) vs. Jon Garland (8-9, 4.84) Friday
Tim Wakefield (15-10, 4.35) vs. Mark Buehrle (9-8, 3.42) Saturday
Jon Lester (2-0, 5.67) vs. Javier Vazquez (11-6, 3.66) Sunday

So there you have it. Are those matchups a blueprint for taking 3 of 4 from the sputtering White Sox? We have to hope so, and we also have to hope that the Tigers, on their home turf, can make a better showing against the Yankees than they did at the Stadium last week. Have a great Thursday, and click on the title of this post for all the details of that oh-so winnable Wednesday night game.


At 8/23/2007 8:37 AM, Blogger Faith said...

Good Luck Guys. It's not a happy morning here in Baltimore. I just had to go cry on somebodies shoulder, so Peter, Tag You're It.

At 8/23/2007 9:19 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Faithy, you see, I'm here for that. You are a best friend...and I won't even type all those runs. Always here for friend me!!!!

At 8/23/2007 9:20 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Tag me anytime/////

At 8/23/2007 4:11 PM, Blogger Faith said...

thanks Sweetie. What a horrid way to get in the record books.

Fortunately i did not actually "SEE" the debacle.

In that I was very fortunate.

Ah Well, look forward not back, Eh?

At 8/23/2007 5:45 PM, Blogger ian said...

Red Sox sent down Lester to Double-A Portland and called up Javier Lopez.

And now that I pulled my jaw off the floor from the surprise, I am going to wait for the pregame show to find out why.

At 8/23/2007 11:16 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

Yeah i am still having breathing trouble but i moved in with my dad today! i am home:P

At 8/24/2007 7:00 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Wow, I couldn't believe it, Faithy! But there is a bright have one of the BEST starters in the major leagues.....Mr. Bedard. Now if the powers-that-be can build on that rotation in the off season, well, well....ya never know what will happen.
Ian, it's Friday morning, and by now we know that Tavy will make the next start, Lester goes to Maine, and it's all because of Jon's inconsistancy but more because of the left-heavy lineups of the ChiSox and the Yanks.
KAYLEE! I'm glad you're home...I was and am worried. Do you have to use Oxygen still? Please please please get well soon. What you had done is so incredibly serious, and ya know what?? It seems like you're doing OK. I knew you would, and I was praying for you, and I don't usually do that much (every night, but not for specific people.) You are the exception. Feel better. Miss you, as we all do.

At 8/24/2007 10:36 AM, Blogger Faith said...

I have always liked eric, ever since his first day on the mound, when he was so nervous you could see his legs shaking, LOL

There's always next year, eh?

At 8/24/2007 10:37 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Faith, ALWAYS!!!!


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