Tough 13 Inning Loss For Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox, in a marathon five hour game, fell short and lost to the LA Angels by a score of 5-3. This was a tough one for Red Sox Nation to watch because the Sox tied it in the ninth and had THREE men on base in the twelfth...to no avail. Matsuzaka came on to pitch the thirteenth and gave up two runs. That was all she wrote. The .500 mark remains exclusively elusive. Here is Boston manager Terry Francona talking about his call to Matsuzaka in the thirteenth....
"When I showed up today, I didn't think I'd be talking to you guys at 3 in the morning. It was a tough spot to put Daisuke in. But we had no other choice. The good news was today was his day to pitch.''
All the other news was bad, frustratingly bad. Josh Beckett started but was thwarted by a two and a half hour rain delay. Unfortunate, because he was on. But it is what it was. Que sera sera, whatever will be will be will be (don't worry, it's called Hitchcock on the brain). The two teams go at it again at 1pm, believe it or not. Have a great Thursday.