Monday, May 01, 2006

May 1st @ Boston - L 7-3

I go to school at Providence College. So do half of the Catholics in Massachusetts, including three die hard Red Sox fans who live in the same room as me. Every time that David Ortiz hits a dramatic one, there are fifteen guys running into my room screaming like little schoolgirls.

Oh well. It's just one game. Mike Myers failed to do the one thing he was brought here to do - take down David Ortiz. He'll get more cracks at him.

Joe Torre made a huge mistake today. 7th inning, 2 outs, with men on base, he had Myers locked and loaded for Trot Nixon. This should be a no-brainer move. Nixon is one of the worst batters against a left handed hitter, and Myers is one of the best anti-lefty pitchers in the game. Small got lucky and would have gotten the out had Jeter not lost the ball in the wind. Inning extended, leading up to the big hit by Ortiz. Why did Torre warm up Myers in that spot if he didn't intend to use him against one of only two left handed hitters in the Sox lineup?

And to make it worse, he brings Tanyon Sturtze in to the game when Small falters. Why Torre, why?

Wakefield was on tonight, and again we couldn't hit him.

Not much more to say. Tomorrow is another day. Josh Beckett revenge day? I sure hope so.

Amount remaining on Joe Torre's contract: 12,196,296 dollars.