Monday, May 19, 2008

5-15-08: Sox 4 - Angels 3

May 15, 2008 - Anaheim, California

A.J. Pierzynski has admirers everywhere. Even in Anaheim, there are people who love to boo him. Little do they know that A.J. thrives on the boos. He fancies himself a bad guy wrestler at times, so A.J. is at his best when people are rooting against him. Cheers or boos, A.J. feeds on both.

The pitching once again kept the Sox in the game. Javier Vazquez gave up nine hits, but only allowed three runs in his 6 and 2/3 innings of work. Even though Matt Thornton is credited with a blown save, the bullpen gave up no hits and one walk. This is a bullpen that will succeed wildly, if they are not taxed throughout the year.

The good:
Octavio Dotel found the right spot to come in for the win.

A.J. Pierzynski went 3 for 5.

The bad:
The Angel fans booing A.J. was in poor taste. He never played for them.

Orlando Cabrera went 0 for 4.

The ugly:
11 men left on base.

Joe Crede's eighth error on the year.

The Sox are pulling together and winning in frustrating and exciting fashion. Let's hope they can build on this for the trip to San Francisco.

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