A nice ass whipping!
How was the starting pitching?
Wakefield gave us 5 1/3 innings with 5 earned runs… that’s not good.
How was the bullpen?
Scott Schoeneweis let up a back breaking homer to have the Twins pull out of reach. That’s not good.
How was the line up?
Held scoreless and they only managed 6 hits.
How was the defense?
Three errors, including one from Bill Hall who has more errors in his only 2 games with the Red Sox (2) than he has hits. (0)
In other words, today was a day where nothing went right.
Losses like this are easier to handle than a 1 run loss where everyone played well.
Put it behind you, Sox.
Tampa is coming to town starting tomorrow.
Seriously… he already has 5 homers in 9 games.
He hit 9 homers in 81 games last year. He’s got his swing back.
He’s got some serious right handed pop this year and he’s doing it for a team that isn’t going to do diddly this year.
He’s as good as gone.
So live out of your suitcase, Jose. Buy travel size toothpaste.
And if there is a BBQ joint in Kansas City you want to try out… do it now!
Admit it, Sox fans… when Okajima faced Justin Morneau with the bases loaded in the 7th and the Twins down by only 1, you thought Morneau was going to get a hold of one.
You saw the scenario in your head… walk Mauer and Morneau makes them pay.
And you can also admit when Papelbon walked 2 and put the tying run at the plate you thought “Oh man, he’s going to cough it up, isn’t he?”
Well both Okajima and Papelbon wiggled out of it and put some early season flops behind them.
It was an ugly win, but Jeremy Hermedia came through again… and I’ll take it. Bullet dodged. Another one in the W column.
DODGED A BULLET GAMES – 3
April 4 – 9-7 win against Yankees (On Opening Night, the Red Sox overcome a 5-1 Yankee lead with a game tying HR by Pedroia and a go ahead passed ball.)
April 10 – 8-3 win against Kansas City (Beckett out pitches Zack Greinke and nearly gets decapitated by a line drive.)
April 14 – 6-3 win in Minnesota. (Okajima gets Morneau to pop up with the bases loaded in the 7th and Papelbon wiggled out of a 9th inning jam.)
TEETH GRINDER GAMES – 3
– 6-4 loss against the Yankees. (Scutaro’s error leads to the winning run.)April 7
– 3-1 loss against the Yankees. (Sox leave the winning run on in the 9th only to lose on Granderson’s 10th inning homer)April 9
– 4-3 loss in Kansas City. (Bard coughs up the lead, denying Wakefield a win.)
Break even… and the team is 4-4.
Wakefield in the rubber match today.
Let’s hope he can inch closer to the all time Red Sox win record.