Game one in the Motor City was one to forget. The less said about it the better, so I'll be brief. Julian Tavarez, so consistant all season long, had an off night. After a grand slam hit by Marcus Thames in the fifth inning, he was gone, banished to the showers. The score at the time had ballooned to 8-1, and the Sox offense clearly could get nothing going. So I guess it's time to turn the page and hope Kason Gabbard can do better. With Daisuke going tomorrow, today would be a nice day to emerge victorious. Detroit's a good club, and Tampa Bay a distant memory. But it's still nice to know we have 15 games left with the Florida club.
You can click on the title of this post for more on Tavy's performance, and the thinking of the club to leave Jon Lester where he is at Triple A Pawtucket instead of bringing him up now. What I'd really like to see is a healthy Schill come back, and come back sooner than August first. But right now, from what I hear, that ain't going to happen. Time will tell.
So we've won four of the first five games of the seven game set before the All Star Game. Two more would be oh so nice! Have a great Saturday on this 7/7/07. Is seven your lucky number? Let's hope it is for the Sox! Don't forget to click on the title of this post for more on Tavy and the five spot of the rotation, from the Herald of Boston.