Live By The 'Pen, Die By The 'Pen
Tuesday night at Fenway Park, the latter part of this post's title came true. Clay Buchholz pitched six innings (he would have been sent out to the mound for the seventh had Scutaro not dropped a pop up) and gave up zero earned runs on four hits. His ERA lowered to 2.39 and he's still trying to have the AL's best mark. Go for it, Clay. If Boston's bats could have hit the ball and Scott Atchison's toes never touched the pitching rubber, the outcome might have been different. But there are too many "what ifs" for me to intelligently go into them. 151 games down and 11 to go with six of those 11 against that pinstriped team from the Big Apple. Playing out the string? Oh, yeah.
Tonight, the Red Sox play the rubber match with Baltimore. It'll be Lackey (12-11) versus Millwood (3-15), who's a better pitcher than his record shows. Enjoy it although the thrill is gone. Now it's time to root against the Yankees in the post season and win as many of those remaining six games with them before the off season starts. Click on this post's title for all the highlights from last night and as always, BE WELL. Thanks for stopping by.