Monday, May 19, 2008

5-16-08: Sox 2 - Giants 0

May 16, 2008 - San Francisco, California

I don't know how they predicted it. I never would have guessed it in a million years, even though I was hoping for it. How did Hawk and DJ predict Alexei Ramirez' first major league home run? That's something usually reserved for people like Steve Stone.

To hear Hawk and DJ talk about Alexei's home run was to think that they knew something about the future. They spoke with such conviction about this before it happened that they may have willed the home run to happen. The funny thing is that they only mentioned this during the seventh inning at-bat. The plate appearance in which Alexei's first major league home run took place.

The good:
Alexei Ramirez's first MLB home run.

Gavin Floyd pitched well enough for the win.

The bad:
Aaron Rowand was hit twice by Gavin Floyd pitches.

Orlando Cabrera went 0 for 4 again.

The ugly:
Brian Anderson was caught stealing.

A.J.'s throwing error.

Alexei's home run was all the scoring that the Sox needed. It was a battle of anemic offenses and the Sox lost the anemia battle. The pitching was good enough to win and bad enough to lose against a better team. The Sox need to consider themselves lucky in this one.

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