Detroit Put In Its Place By The Cream Of The AL
Detroit, with the best record in the league, has been put in its place, losing 5 of 7 to the Yankees, and most recently the Boston Red Sox. Yesterday, it was Matt Clement's turn to resurrect a fumbling year, and he did so with 6 crisp and effective innings against the once cream of the American League. Youk and Big Papi went back to back in the 5th, and Manny clobbered one in the 7th to make it 5-3 Sox. And then the roof fell in for the Tigers and pitcher Jason Grilli, who was literally put over hot coals as he walked in 3 runs, resulting in the final score of 8-3.
Matt Clement worked on his mechanics between starts, and it paid off handsomely. Although he ran out of gas after just a handful of pitches in the 7th, we all could see that his pitches has a crispness, a spark that was missing before. Hey Matt, we sure can use you, the you we saw yesterday. See you Friday, at home, for the first of 4 against the Rangers. And for our Sox, it's NYC tonight, as Mike Mussina pitches for the home team, and Josh Beckett takes the hill for the visiting Sox. Fasten your seatbelts and come along for the ride!