Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Beckett loses pitching duel with Carmona 1-0

Indians - 1
Red Sox - 0

Carmona (13-4)
L: Beckett (13-4)
S: Borowski (29)

Come on. I hate to lose like this. Josh Beckett pitches a gem, allowing just a solo home run and the offense doesn't do anything. It feels like 2 weeks ago all over again. There was 2 awful baserunning plays by Coco Crisp and Jason Varitek I would love to have back. Crisp was running home and had the game tied easily, but instead he slowed up about 8 feet in front of the plate and was thrown out. In a failed hit-and-run Varitek was caught in between 1st and 2nd, getting tagged out. Each pitcher allowed just 4 hits and it was a great pitching battle. Carmona was excellent and really overall didn't outpitch Beckett, it was just the solo home run against Beckett by Gutierrez. I really have nothing much to say about this loss because the offense was pitiful compared to the last five games. Beckett struck out 7 over 8 innings. Carmona struck out 6 over 8 innings.

The Yankees hold a 3-1 lead in the 7th in Kansas City and with a victory are looking good. The current margin between the Red Sox and Yankees in the AL East is 7.0 games and with a Yankees victory it would be cut to 6.5. It is not looking good for the Sox, every game is a must win because of the Yankees 6 game winning streak. They cannot afford to allow the Yankees to get within a couple games. This is looking like last year all over again but worse.

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