Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Well, not a good start to the season for the Red Sox, as they drop their first two to the Evil Empire. The distrubing thing about the two games for me were the poor performances by our new free agent pitchers. David Wells looked unfocused and didn't have his location. I don't know if it was because of his poor reception by the Yankee fans or what, but he just wasn't himself.

Matt Clement wasn't much better, as he only went 4 1/3 innings today and worked in and out of trouble, leaving after giving up three runs. The Sox made it exciting, as Varitek tied the game with a homer off Mariano Riviera in the top of the ninth (the third consecutive save he's blown against the Sox). He ended up with the vulture win, though, as Derek Jeter hit a walk-off homer of of Foulke.

Neither of the Sox former starters won either, as both Derek Lowe and Pedro lost despite pitching well. Pedro struck out 12 in six innings, but the Mets closer, Bredan Looper, coughed up the win, giving up home runs to the Reds Adam Dunn and Joe Randa to blow the game for the Mets. Lowe gave up three runs in seven innings (two earned), but the Dodgers only scored two runs against the Giants ace Jason Schmidt.

Dmitri Young of the Tigers has had the big offensive day so far, as he went 4 for 4 with three homers and 5 RBI in their win over the Royals yesterday.

I'm really considering getting the MLB Extra Innings package, where you get a bunch of out-of-market games each week. I'm watching the 9th inning of the Cardinals-Astros game right now during the free preview. It's $149 for the season. I'll try to decide by the end of the week.


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