Texas Sized Heartache
To make the night even worse, the Yankees beat Toronto to regain sole possession of first place in the AL East. Talk about getting kicked in the groin not once, but twice.
It was mere hours after I wrote about how AnDrew Miller should be the Red Sox fifth starter because of his recent success and control and he goes out and doesn’t get out of the second inning. He allowed 5 hits, 6 earned runs and walked 4 all in just 1.1 innings. It was the shortest outing of the season by a Sox starter, Daisuke Matsuzaka being the other in April to not get out of the second.
But Miller isn’t the only one who forgot to bring his game to the park last night. The offense sputtered along for nine innings like an old car that’s out of gas. Two lowly singles from Ellsbury and Gonzalez is all that this team could muster against Rangers starter Derek Holland. Give Holland credit, he pitched well, going 7 strong and fanning 6 en route to his 13th win of the season.
It was ugly, really, really ugly. But that was then and this is now. Today is a new day and Erik Bedard takes the mound this afternoon to try and pick up his first win in Boston.
There is still plentyof baseball left to decide the division, so the Red Sox just have to go out and take care of business on their end and the rest will fall into place.
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