Friday, April 15, 2005

Game 10

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 10, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 0

Tonight's game could have easily been subtitled "The Destruction of Hideo Nomo." The 1995 rookie of the year lasted a mere two innings, could not get his fastball above 87 miles per hour, walked five and gave up five hits, including a line drive grand slam by Ortiz to break open the game; his third total (all three at Fenway) and his first since last year against Joel Piniero. His relief was much more poised, giving up a mere two runs, although the Tampa Bay offense could do nothing against Sox pitching.

Meanwhile, the Embedded Yankee had a decent game for his first win, giving up six hits and striking out three over seven innings. He was helped by some excellent defense, including an incredible full length leaping catch by Renteria on a line drive that got Wells out of a jam. Not exactly the toughest situation to pitch in, but he did a fair job anyway. Maybe there's hope for him. Speaking of Edgah, the shortstop seems to finally be coming into his own, going two for four tonight along with that catch. A productive player is a good thing. Matt Clement tomorrow; a game that I will miss most if not all of, since I'm hosting a party during gametime. GO SOX!!!