How many times have I written that this season?
The Sox beat the Cubs last night, 7-4, behind Franklin Morales's spot start in place of Josh Beckett. Morales went 5 innings, giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 9. A respectable performance by the bullpen guy who hasn't started a game in a few years.
Taking two of three from Epstein's Cubs isn't the epic beatdown I had hoped for, but I'll take it considering the guys were playing like the Keystone Cops in the outfield last night -- falling down, bobbling easy grounders . . . dudes need to relax a bit out there.
Still 7.5 games behind the unbelievable Yankees with the Marlins coming in to Fenway for a three game series. Red hot Clay Buccholz is on the mound for the first game. Here's hoping the guys can sweep the struggling Marlins and get some breathing room above the 50-50 mark.