Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
Two, the kid pitcher tonight for the Angels made his MLB debut last week versus Cleveland. They didn't seem to have any trouble with him. In his first major-league start last week, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim right-hander Ervin Santana gave up a single, double, triple and home run to the first four Cleveland Indians he faced.
This was a flat out awful performance worthy of the lifeless games that were frequent in 2003 and 2004.
In the past those Sox clubs would go in a funk and tank the next two or three games...we'll see how they respond Tuesday since they may have been jet lagged.
Santana was a very highly touted prospect. He did tonight what many already thought him capable of doing. That game against CLE was an embarressment to Ervin and may have provided some motivation for his dominance tonight. Basically, it'd be similar to faulting the sCrUBS for not being able to hit McCarthy instead of just tipping their cap to the fact that McCarthy has the talent to shut down an offense.
As far as the jet lag, I agree. The Sox had a very sluggish aura to them this evening.