Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Tonight the Sox got blown out by the Rockies, 12-2. It was bad from the very beginning when Julio Lugo, who is rapidly making us all miss the 2005 version of Edgar Renteria, bobbled a grounder from the first batter of the game and threw it into the Red Sox dugout. It went downhill from there.

Unlike his last outing when he had all his stuff working, tonight Schilling didn't have anything going for him. The result was he gave up tons of hits and runs. The body blow being a three run homer with two outs to Brad Hawpe in the 5th inning to put the Sox back by a 5-1 score. The Rockies also put three spots on the board in the 6th (off Kyle Snyder and Javier Lopez) and 8th innings (against the soon to be DFA'd Joel Pineiro).

The Red Sox offense continued their malaise against the eminently mediocre Josh Foggggggg, managing only a couple runs. The first was on a solo homer by Mike Lowell, and the second on a two out single by Manny Ramirez.

All in all, a very discouraging effort in all phases of the game tonight. Fortunately you can only lose a game once, because otherwise the Sox would have lost two or three tonight.

AL East: The Yankees (their 8th in a row) and Toronto both won while the Orioles and the Rays both lost. The Red Sox lead over New York is now 8.5 games. Toronto is 10.5 back, Tampa 11.5, and Baltimore 12.5.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Josh Beckett tries to right the wrongs of Wednesday and win the series versus Colorado. Attempting to foil his nefarious plot will be Jeff Francis.

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