Sox Gamers/Postmortems

No Nails Left To Bite: M’s-Sox Gamer

I listened to the last four innings of the M’s-Sox game on the radio last night, sitting in a parking lot in front of the market to hear the end of it. Devastating Drama. On to today. Garrett Olson has given up 10 home runs to the Red Sox and remains winless against Boston in seven career starts. Brad Penny took the loss against Atlanta though he gave up only two earned runs, and has given up only five earned in his last 22.7 innings spanning four starts. Drew leads off again, for the fifth time this year.

Lineups follow, comment away.

I. Suzuki rf .367
R. Branyan 1b .294
J. Lopez 2b .261
K. Griffey Jr. dh .214
F. Gutierrez cf .283
R. Langerhans lf .500
K. Johjima c .262
C. Woodward 3b .320
R. Cedeno ss .143
G. Olson 4.81
J.D. Drew rf .267
D. Pedroia 2b .288
K. Youkilis 3b .307
J. Bay lf .262
R. Baldelli dh .289
J. Varitek c .234
J. Ellsbury cf .303
J. Bailey 1b .216
J. Lugo ss .301
B. Penny 4.79

11 replies on “No Nails Left To Bite: M’s-Sox Gamer”

Everybody out celebrating, I guess. You’re missing another lousy performance by the Red Sox offense. 2-2 after 6.
Penny with another solid start. Masterson now pitching.

Sox bullpen really coming down to earth. Still a real good group of relievers, but regression to the mean is a cold-hearted bitch.

Well, yes, Saito could not find the plate against the first three batters he faced, but I really think this one’s on the offense not the bullpen. Saito actually did a pretty good job getting out of the mess he had created with minimum damage.

In the last two weeks, the bullpen:
June 19: 5 IP, 2 ER
June 20: 0 IP (starter went 9)
June 21: 2 1/3 IP, 1 ER
June 22: (off day)
June 23: 3 1/3 IP, 0 ER
June 24: 3 IP, 1 ER
June 25: 3 IP, 4 ER
June 26: 2 IP, 1 ER
June 27: 3 IP, 0 ER
June 28: 2 IP, 0 ER
June 29: 2 IP, 0 ER
June 30: 4 IP, 10 ER
July 1: 4 IP, 0 ER
July 2: 3 IP, 2 ER
July 3: 3 IP, 1 ER
39 2/3 IP, 22 ER approx. 5 ERA
Minus the nightmare in Baltimore:
35 2/3 IP, 12 ER approx. 3 ERA
The past week minus the nightmare has been dandy (19 IP, 4 ER). I don’t think it’s likely that Masterson or Okajima gives up 4 runs in an outing more than once more this year, let alone in the same game.
Consider me unconcerned.

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