Power Outage

Monday night’s game featured a disappearing act by the 1-5 hitters who collectively went 2-23 with 1 bb. The bottom 4 starters went 6-12 with 3 bb.

 

I know the Red Sox players are all professionals as Tim Wakefield suggested after the game, and don’t allow for let-downs, but it appeared the Red Sox offense, defense and pitching let out a collective sigh of relief having the Yankees temporarily in the rearview mirror. In other words, it was a letdown.

 

Coco Crisp has missed the last 2 games after starting to turn things around (8 for his last 20). He is expected back tonight and should provide better defense than we saw from the always willing Wily Mo Pena in center.

 

Tonight: Roy Halliday (2-0, 2.37 ERA) vs. Julian Tavarez (0-1, 6.75 ERA), not a favorable match-up. 7:05pm start at Fenway.