On another note, the ejection of Ramon Ramirez was completely uncalled for. Hitting A-Rod in the 7th was clearly accidental. Why would he intentionally throw at a batter in the late innings of a 2-0 game with a runner on base? I know Yankees/Red Sox can get a little testy, but pitchers have to be able to pitch inside without fear of being ejected.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Buchholz Pitches Well, But Not Well Enough
Clay Buchholtz went 6 and only allowed 2 runs, but the Sox bats remained ice cold as Boston was shutout for a second straight night. They've now gone 24 consecutive innings without scoring a run. I give all due credit to C.C. Sabathia, who had everything working for him last night. The fast ball topped out at 98 and the slider looked filthy. He went 5 innings before allowing a base runner and 6 before allowing a hit. The Sox hitters looked totally lost. Hopefully Jon Lester will be able put a tourniquet on this hemorrhage tonight. But as we've learned, the Sox have become quite good at wasting good pitching performances.