Fixing A Hole---Tony C. 40 Years Ago Today
The Boston Red Sox dug themselves a ragged and jagged hole, something they could not climb out of, much less fix. Daisuke Matsuzaka had an off night, going six innings and giving up eight hits and six runs while striking out five. These kind of days happen, but against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays? But the Red Sox made a game out of it, combining scoreless relief work and tallying three in the seventh and one each in the eighth and ninth. The tying run was on second base with nobody out in the final frame, but Dustin Perdroia could not bunt him to third. Said Ray's manager Joe Maddon.....
"Pedroia's (at bat) was the most important, because if he moves the runner, everything in the world changes at that point," Maddon said."
The AL East lead hovers at five games as the Orioles beat dem Yankees for the second day in a row. Good job Birdies! And also today, the Yankees begin a four game set in Detroit, a team that has been having problems of late. After an off day today for the Sox, they begin a four game set, starting with a day-night doubleheader on Friday with the mighty Angels.
Click on the title of this post for more on the frustration and bafflement that was Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. Bafflement because Daisuke was so "off." Frustration because it was the lowly Devil Rays. Page turned...now click on the title.
ONE MORE THING. Today marks the 40th anniversary of that fateful day when our young power rightfielder was hit in the head. He was never the same after that. Ever. And he passed away too soon. Much too soon, still in his youth. We remember you with love, Tony C. Always and forever. It was said by the Cardinals that if you were healthy for that memorable 1967 World Series, we would have won. I believe. Oh, I SO believe.