Daisuke Matsuzaka Has A Monday Stinker...TB Rays 16 Boston Red Sox 5
Daisuke Matsuzaka had a tough start Monday evening as the NY Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox by a score of 16-5. Daiksuke threw 10 pitches in the first—all too hittable and all strikes. Remember, the Rays are the worst hitting club in the majors with a .163 batting average and they had scored only 20 runs. They almost matched that nine game total yesterday with 16 runs. Here's Red Sox manager Tito Francona as he talks about Matsuzaka's bad first inning...
“There was one walk and seven balls hit right on the barrel. We love when guys throw strikes, but there were balls middle-middle for seven hitters.”
Every ball was scorched. The second inning was even worse. In all, Daiksuke was only able to go 2 innings and gave up 7 runs on 8 hits, walking 2 and whiffing 2. The bullpen, especially Wakefield and Wheeler, was especially porous. All in all, the Sox made a weak hitting team look like the '27 Yankees. I turned the game off after the third frame. I was disgusted and couldn't take it anymore. Enough about Monday night at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts. You know how much I love the Sox but this was too much to take.
Tonight, the two teams go at it again with Price ready to face Lester. Boston has to string some wins together, not play .500 ball. That's what happens when you have a record of 2-8. Only the Rays have a poorer AL East record. I hope it stays that way. Have a great Tuesday, click on this post's title for more on the Red Sox and as always, BE WELL.