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Missed Opportunities

September 3rd vs Boston


Today's temperature:
105
"Manuel will certainly be second guessed for his defensive replacements and use of the bullpen in this game."

Short Take:  Sox killer David Ortiz continues to do so as the Sox couldn't score their baserunners.

Here we go again Sox fans. With the Twins having already won, the Sox came into Wednesday’s game needing to win to keep sole possession of first place. And fitting with the way this season has gone, they would fail in that attempt. The game would go back and forth but the Wrong Sox eventually beat the Pale Hose 5-4. It started off well for the BoSox as they strung together 3 consecutive singles after recording 2 outs in the 1st inning to plate 1 run. However, Mark Buehrle would get out of the inning allowing only 1 run. But, in the top of the 3rd, Buehrle would retire the side on just three pitches. It would take the Sox a few innings to respond but they did so in the bottom of the 3rd. With 2 outs Roberto Alomar walked to bring up Carlos Lee. Lee doubled to center as Johnny Damon couldn’t make the catch. Alomar would score and tie the game. In the 5th, they would take their first lead. Joe Crede led off the inning with a single and Sandy Alomar Jr. reached on a bunt single. Roberto Alomar followed up with a bunt single of his own. An error by Bill Mueller allowed Crede to score and the runners to move up. After Lee popped out, Frank Thomas was intentionally walked with 1 out. But Magglio Ordonez could not come through. He grounded into a double play to blow the Sox chance to open up a bigger lead. Unfortunately, that was the story of the game for the Sox.

The Red Sox were not done though as Jason Varitek lead off the 7th with a solo home run to tie the game once again. Once again in the bottom of the 7th, the White Sox had a chance to open up a lead. With 1 out, Roberto Alomar singled and Carlos Lee doubled to leave runners on 2nd and 3rd. Once again the Red Sox intentionally walked Thomas to bring up Ordonez. This time Maggs would do a bit better as he reached on an infield single which scored one run. That would be all the Sox would get, however. Carl Everett popped up and Paul Konerko struck out to end the inning and keep the game close. And that would hurt because David Ortiz was lurking. After Manny Ramirez walked, Jerry Manuel left Scott Sullivan in to pitch to David Ortiz rather than bring in a lefty. Ortiz made the Sox pay in a big way as he homered to right center. After Kevin Millar walked, Manuel would then bring in Damaso Marte to face Varitek. Marte managed to get out of the inning without allowing any more runs. The Sox entered the bottom of the 8th trailing 4-3 but that wouldn’t last long. The leadoff man in the inning, Jose Valentin, would tie up the game with a blast to right field.

In the bottom of the 9th, the Sox had their chance. With 1 out, Thomas singled and Aaron Rowand pinch ran for Frank. Maggs would double to left and Rowand would be sent home. The ball beat him home on a great throw by Nomar Garciaparra. Rowand would be tagged out as Ordonez advanced to 3rd. The next batter would be Willie Harris who had gone in an inning earlier as a defensive replacement for Carl Everett. Harris couldn’t do anything as he ended up striking out. The game went into extra innings but in the 10th inning, David Ortiz came calling again. With Tom Gordon pitching, Ortiz would hit his 2nd home run of the night which also drove in his 4th run of the game. The Sox couldn’t respond. Joe Crede gave Sox fans a brief moment of hope with 2 outs as he lifted one to right field. Gabe Kapler caught it with his back to the wall to end the game. Another heart breaking loss for Sox fans as the Sox had 13 hits and 4 walks but only managed to score 4 runs. The Sox will now welcome in the Cleveland Indians on Friday at 7:05 cst. Jon Garland will take to the mound to face Billy Traber. This is the last series the Sox will play against a sub-.500 team so it is crucial that they take advantage.

WSI's
Tinkerer Update:
  Starts a normal lineup but eventually puts in Willie Harris as a defensive replacement for Everett which hurts the Sox late.


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