Tuesday, June 3, 2008

5-31-08: Sox 0 - Rays 2

May 31, 2008 - Tampa Bay, Florida


Javier Vazquez pulled a wonderful pitching display out of thin air, but it was not enough to compensate for the weak offense. The Sox managed 5 walks and 4 hits. Joe Crede would be the most successful at getting the formula right. Joe got 1 hit and 1 walk. Given that scenario, Joe was the best hitter in the lineup.

Boone Logan, the lone pitcher out of the bullpen, kept the score the same, but could not be responsible for the hitting struggles that the Sox had. Boone did a wonderful job keeping the Rays from scoring again.

The good:
Javier Vazquez put up another great pitching performance.

Joe Crede managed a hit and a walk.

The bad:
Jim Thome couldn't get it done as a pinch hitter.

Brian Anderson went 0 for 4.

The ugly:
Orlando Cabrera's error could not offset his two stolen bases.

Eight men left on base.

You have to blow games like this off. The Sox had their chances and blew it big time. If the Sox can cut down on opportunities squandered, then they will have no problem winning winnable games, like this one.

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