Turned Two By Four
Double play. Double play. Double play. Double play. THUD! That sums up last night's Baltimore Oriole Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Four double play balls hit by the foundering Sox prevented them from making a remarkable comeback. Tim Wakefield was scratched becuse of reoccuring back pain. Julian Tavarez started and was sparkling for three innings before the roof fell in. On top of him! Javy Lopez followed, and then Mike Timlin, in his 1000th appearance, and congrats to him for that milestone, put the Sox in a hole that they couldn't climb out of. Not that they didn't try. After Timlin thankfully left, the score, which was 2-0 Sox, was 9-3 O's. Any and all comeback attempts, and the Sox DID score 3 in the 7th and 2 in the 9th, were thwarted by those DP's. Final score.....9-8 O's. The Yankees lost to the Devil Rays, so the lead remains at 5 games. But this team needs to remember how to win. Last night, they had 15 hits, but the lack of the timely hit NOT to an infielder doomed them to their 4th defeat in a row.
Today, it will be Olson versus Clay Buchholz, a promising young righthander who will be a future star for the Boston club. But with 27 games left to go in this season of 2007, the Sox have to string together some victories.....and DO IT STARTING NOW!
Click on the title of this post for more details from last night's frustrting loss. This is not the end of the world, but the injuries are starting to pile up. Just when we don't need them. A win today will ease the fear, anxiety and worry of Red Sox Nation. Bigtime.