Wednesday, July 24, 2013

And we're back to a game and a half

The Sox evened up the series last night with a 6-2 win over the Rays. The victory puts the division lead back to 1 1/2 games in the AL East.

Slumping ace Jon Lester looked well rested as he went 6 1/3 innings giving up two runs on solo homers and striking out 8.

Not surprisingly, Rays manager Joe Maddon had to find something to whine about, 'cause the Rays never lose a game -- it's always taken away from them:
"We don't normally [strike out that much]," Maddon said. "It was kind of a generous strike zone, and sometimes when you get that, that's going to cause hitters to come outside of their normal strike zones, because we've done a pretty good job of not expanding."


Also not surprising, was that a Rays pitcher (in this case Hernandez) drilled a Boston player (Pedroia) when the game got close. Somehow, Sox manager Farrell refrained from doing what Maddon usually does in those situations -- claim it was intentional, claim to know the opposing team was embarrassed by what happened, imply that the pitcher was endangering his own players by daring to throw at one of his guys... blah, blah, blah.

Anywho, we've got Doubront on the mound tonight against former Cy Young winner David Price. Price has done well coming off his [airquote]triceps[/airquote] injury, feasting on last place teams. We'll see how he does tonight.

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