Saturday, September 04, 2004

Games 133 - 134

Final Scores:

Game 133: Boston Red Sox 2, Texas Rangers 0
Game 134: Boston Red Sox 6, Texas Rangers 8

The Texas Rangers prove themselves the crew to beat by spoiling the Sox chances for 11 in a row. Truth be told, the second game wasn't as close as the score might suggest - the Sox tried to pull a break out in the seventh, with three straight walks and a grand slam by Mark Bellhorn and then a solo shot by David Ortiz. For most of the game, though, this team was not the offensive monster of the past few weeks, but poor starting pitching by Tim Wakefield didn't help either - a three homerun by Michael Young in the seventh proved to be the final difference in the scoring. All in all, the Sox were basically outmatched, like a smaller version of what happened to them last time they lost, against Ted Lilly. But, like the Yankees loss last week against the Indians, it's only one game - although I should probably be careful with what I say, since the Yankees have lost their last two to Baltimore (including today). For the record, the AL East lead has now been cut to 2.5 games. Schilling's up tomorrow, going for win number 18. GO SOX!