Sunday, September 14, 2008

Splitsville...Boston 1-7 Toronto 8-5

Saturday started out the wrong way but ended the right way. Like the Rays, the Red Sox split their doubleheader. Minnesota won both ends of theirs, so they creep one game closer in the wild card race. Here are the up-to-the-minute wild card standings...

W L PCT GB

Boston 87 61 .588 ---
Minnesota 82 66 .554 5
Toronto 80 69 .537 7 1/2
NYY 78 70 .527 9

Bartolo Colon was able to go 6 innings but he gave up 5 runs. Three of those were of the unearned variety. But Boston rallied with single runs in the 6th and 7th and 3 more in the 8th to put it away. Papelbon earned his 37th save.

In the opener at Fenway, Paul Byrd simply did not have control of his fastball. He admitted it himself...

“I just did not command my fastball well, which is what I do for a living,” Byrd said.

Peter here. That was short but true, Paul. I won't go into all the details here, but if you click on the title of this post, you'll find everything you will need to know about the Red Sox day and night. Have a great Sunday...it's Roy "Doc" Halladay versus Jon Lester today at Fenway. Doc will be going on 3 days rest. Will it make a difference? Tune in to NESN or your local Red Sox radio network station...first pitch will be at 1:35pm EDT. Until then, have a fun Sunday and as always, BE WELL.

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