Friday, September 28, 2007


Whatever 'it' is, Beckett didn't have it last night. Maybe he left 'it' in his glove compartment. Or maybe his dog ate 'it.' Maybe he used 'it' up his last start, he could be saving 'it', or maybe he just didn't feel like he needed to bring 'it' in the first place.

In any case, the Sox had ample opportunity to win the game and couldn't do it. They left the bases loaded twice that I saw (1st and 9th) and left two runners in scoring position on in the eighth. Mike Lowell twice grounded into rally-killing double plays. And despite all this, the Sox almost won, only losing 5-4.

Fortunately, it only matters if the Sox fail to win two of the next three, which they should be able to do. The Yankees won, so the lead is 2.0 games with three to go. The Sox magic number remains at 2. The Indians lost, so the Sox are still tied with them for the best record in the AL.

Today (Friday): The Sox play game two of four against Minnesota tonight. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets his final regular season start for Boston. He'll be opposed by Kevin Slowey at 7:05pm.

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