Cleveland Pounds Boston. Ya Can't Win 'Em All
It had to happen. After winning 5 straight, a clunker was inevitable. And guess what? We was clunked! Wednesday night at Fenway Park the Cleveland Indians pounded out 18 hits, a season high given up by the Red Sox, and destroyed Boston by a score of 8-1. Daisuke Matsuzaka was the main culprit, although the bullpen was uncharacteristicly at fault, too. Daisuke's problem was location, location, location, and against a team as good as the Indians, that can't happen without the consequences. And there were consequences, all right. 18 of 'em. Turn the page. Done. And remember this about Daisuke, and this is from the Globe......
"It's important to remember that no matter his price tag or Green Monster-sized hype, Matsuzaka is not like Pedro Martínez, who came to Boston with a Cy Young Award already on his résumé. He is a rookie pitcher feeling his way in the big leagues. His teammates haven't lost sight of that, even if others have.
"It's tough to look at him as a rookie because of who he is and everything, even though he is," said Varitek. "He's gone through adjustments -- new teams, new faces, new lineups, new everything. It's all new, and sometimes you forget that because of all the hype he came in with."
The Yankees come into town for a three-game set starting Friday, and they have one thing and one thing only on their minds-SWEEP. They'll face Wakefield, Schilling and Beckett, so the chances of a sweep are slim to none. Just the way we like it.
Enjoy your Thursday, and click on the title of this post for more on the game. I'll try to find something positive, but that might be tough. But it was just one game, and the Red Sox are strong enough to take on ANY team in baseball!
Oh, my readers.....coming up on Friday morning, there will be part two of my friend Jay T's memories of that magical season 40 years ago. 1967. He has been kind enough to continue his posts of 1967, and his memories of 40 years ago. The second segment of his series of articles (part one is dated Friday May 25th, right here) will be up tomorrow, with more to follow every week, especially after off-days for our Sox. THANK YOU JAY T!! Priceless stuff. The Sox of '67 were "The Cardiac Kids," named as such for their ability to find any of a number of ways to claw back and win so many games. In so many ways! You know the rest, but to hear it from a then 15 year old kid is so great. Right here, first thing tomorrow morning, will be part two of "Memories Of The IMPOSSIBLE DREAM Season. 1967...The Boston Red Sox." By the way, Jay T. is also known as "jayspay." His blog name, origins unknown.
I can't wait. Don't forget to leave any and all comments for Jay. He has grown up, but still remains a Red Sox fan through and through. Just like us! And I'm not really sure how much growing up I've done! I still feel like a teenager, delighting in these 2007 winning ways. There's nothing wrong with that!
So stay tuned for Jay's tomorrow morning post as he takes you back back back to wonderland, that magical, unpredictable year of 1967. The year of Sgt. Pepper, the year of a young team from Boston called the Boston Red Sox. I'll ALWAYS love them! Boston Red Sox Forever!!!!!!!!!