Well, it wasn’t Billy Rohr, but it was better than we could have hoped for. An unearned loss, two runs in nearly 7 IP for David Pauley, who pitched positively Beckettlike (former version) on the worst of all possible stages. If he can maintain control of that sinker, as he did tonight, he can and will make David Wells obsolete. Now it’s Lester’s turn.
The mystifying managerial turns of Terry Francona also continue. I’m not gonna quibble over one batter, but Seanez in with the bases loaded and Hansen in the pen? Youk batting in front of Cora, behind doubles machine Lowell? .240 Tek — behind Trot, in front of Lowell? This lineup was designed for failure. And it did so repeatedly.
Overall, a great game from all parites (manager excepted). Just one question for you Cabrera lovers. When Melky strikes out, does it become sour Leche?