Monday, May 19, 2008

5-18-08: Sox 13 - Giants 8

May 18, 2008 - San Francisco, California

This is a team effort.

The Sox lived together and died together on the field. This was a group effort in every sense of the word. Every player seemed to contribute something, whether it was good or bad. The important thing was that no one ever gave up.

It looked like yet another weak offensive day, then it happened. The Sox started scoring. Then they wouldn't stop scoring. They got the lucky breaks and they got the lucky hits. Everything seemed to fall. It was like karma was catching up with them.

The good:
Cabrera had two home runs.

Only five left on base.

The bad:
Matt Thornton blew a save.

John Danks' wild pitch.

The ugly:
Joe Crede's ninth error.

Octavio Dotel could not throw a strike.

It was obvious that the bullpen has been overused as of late. I have never seen Dotel miss the strike zone that badly. Nick Masset was the only pitcher who was fresh out of the bullpen and he got the job done. The offense poured it on in the end and ensured a sweep of the Giants.

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