Red Sox Ride Lowrie And Matsuzaka To Win #3 In A Row
Wow, was Daisuke Matsuzaka masterful yesterday at Fenway Park or what? He had something to show to his former pitching coach, John Farrell, who is now manager of the Jays. He sure did! The final score was Boston 9 Toronto 1, that single run coming in the ninth inning, a tater off Wakefield. But it didn't matter by then. Jed Lowrie hit two home runs, had four hits and raised his average to .533. He has 15 hits in his last 24 at bats. He'll be a mainstay in the Boston lineup for a long time to come. He said this about that batting average...
"I understand, but who cares? It's April 18. We've got a long season. You don't think about it. You just continue to do what you're doing and go out there and just let it happen."
Keep doing it, Jeddy. In all, Daisuke went a stellar seven innings and allowed only one hit and one free pass. I hope he can keep it up for most of the season but his history says that's doubtful. I hope he makes new history and makes it everyday. Remember, history...made every day.
It's off to the west coast to play a two game set with the Oakland A's. Here are your pitching matchups...
Tue. 19 at Oak** 10:05 PM ET NESN/CSCA** J. Lackey (1-1) vs. B. Anderson (0-1)
Wed. 20 at Oak** 3:35 PM ET NESN/CSCA** C. Buchholz (0-2) vs. G. Gonzalez (2-0)
That's all I have for you today. I have to go and have some routine (I hope) blood work and I want to be there first to avoid any backups. You can click on this post's title for more on the Sox, including the highlights, so enjoy! As always, BE WELL.