The Sox kept alive three streaks tonight that showcase all facets of their game:
- They won their seventh in a row, a testament to the terrific starting pitching they’ve received from Schilling, Beckett, Wakefield, Snyder (never thought I’d say that) and Lester.
- They played their 11th straight game without an error, a club record.
- They rapped 13 hits for the sixth straight game.
Beckett threw perhaps his best game in a Red Sox uniform, perfect into the sixth and facing the minimum into the seventh. He received great defense, in particular fine plays from Lowell and AGon, and he received offensive support from Manny all the way down to Gabe Kapler. The Sox for seven games have hit on all cylinders, showing us the team we all thought they could be when we looked at them in spring training (except for Lowell — I think his bat looks a little slow). It’s been a great run; let’s hope it continues well into the summer.
Don’t worry, though, Yanks fans. "There’s hope for everyone."