Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Game 79: Losing the Duel

Final Score: Boston Red Sox 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

What can you say about this one? When two gunslingers of this caliber face each other down, you know the result is going to be heart wrenching for one of them. Tonight, it was Beckett and the Sox that got the wrong end of the Dan Haren. You can’t blame Beckett. He went 8 strong with just two earned (both in the 7th) and had 8K to fill out his quality start.

But the Sox bats could not muster any offense against the combined might of Haren and his pen. The best shot came in the bottom of the 8th with the bases loaded… and all we got was a sac fly from the hot hitting J.D. Drew. All together the Red Sox only got 4 hits, 2 walks and one lousy run on the evening. A disappointing waste of a powerful performance from the Boston Ace.

The other loss on the night was Youk, who took a weird bounce to the face during toss before the 5th inning. His eye swelled up like a balloon and he was quickly pulled for Moss. We need ya Youk. Rub some steak on it.