Pedro's Wednesday Roast
** GONZO AND YOUKLIS PROVIDE THE FIRE. BECKETT SHARP**
Perdo got quite the welcome yet again last night, as the crowd cheered as if their lives depended on it. But that all ended at first pitch time. And Petey did not have it. Reluctant to throw inside to any member of the Sox, save for Mark Loretta, who was hit near the hands, his pitches were eminently hittable. He even botched a sure 6-4-3 double play in the first inning by looking to third, where no one was covering, before glancing quickly to 2nd before throwing to first for the sure out. This hurt him, as Nixon hit a sacrifice fly and Mikey Lowell hit a towering but catchable ball in front of the left field wall, where that black hole named Lastings Milledge failed to make a play. Twice in 2 nights. Care to make it 3 for 3, Lastings?
That was the beginning of the end, as Pedro was gone after 3 innings, allowing 8 runs and 7 hits while throwing 75 pitches. It will go down as one of his 5 worst Fenway starts, EVER.
Beckett was masterful, pitching 7 and 2/3 dominant innings with Lopez and Delcarmen turning out the lights for the Mets, who maybe aren't as good as everyone thinks. And one other milestone we should all be aware of. Last night's error free game by the Red Sox was their 15th straight, tied for the American League record for consecutive games played without an error. The Sox can tie the major league mark tonight, set by the '92 Cardinals. AMAZIN'. And that's something the Mets were not the past 2 nights.
Schill and Glavine tonight. Be there, as we go for a dozen, AND that major league streak. Big stuff.