Monday, July 30, 2007

A Kazmir KO

Scott Kazmir of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays traded zeros with Daisuke Matsuzaka of the Boston Red Sox for six and a half innings, both pitchers in and out of trouble. And then came the bottom of the seventh. After a solo home run by Dioner Navarro and another single off Daisuke, on came the usually dependable Manny Delcarmen. Well, to put it kindly, it wasn't his day. Two home runs later, the Rays had a 5-0 lead, and even after two home runs by the Red Sox (Manny and Youk), the final score was 5-2 home team.

So the Red Sox return to Boston after a 5-2 road trip with a lead over the Yankees of 8 games. They are 64-41 and will face the Orioles at Fenway Park for three games starting Tuesday night before going to the west coast to face the Mariners. That left coast trip will feature the return of Curt Schilling, and he should provide quite a shot in the arm for the team. And with the trading deadline tomorrow at 4pm, who knows what will happen in the next 34 hours.

Click on the title of this post for an article by the Boston Globe's Nick Carfado. He comments on what might happen before the trading deadline and discusses the Red Sox bullpen. Enjoy your Monday, everyone.

7 Comments:

At 7/30/2007 12:04 PM, Blogger C-CITGO said...

It wasn't Daisuke's or Delcarmen's day :( Enjoy the day off Peter!

 
At 7/30/2007 12:18 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

There wasn't anything wrong with Daisuke's performance ... leaving after 6.1 innings, giving up one run and leaving a runner on first. He just didn't get a little help from his friends.

 
At 7/30/2007 12:38 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I agree-----it was an off day for manny only. Thanks for the comments!!!!!

 
At 7/30/2007 12:39 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

We get by with a little help from his friends! But not yest. That's OK--it was a good road trip.

 
At 7/31/2007 6:39 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And now we face Bedard and his Birds----a toughie matchup.

 
At 7/31/2007 10:38 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

All the pitching matchups with the birds look tough. As long as we keep winning the series against the other guys, we'll be fine. We especially need some good wins at home before starting a really hard road swing.

 
At 7/31/2007 10:54 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

WE WILL BE FINE!!!!!!!!!!

 

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