Red Sox Deal Cards First Defeat
Written by: Coach Steve
Monday, May 9, 2005
Three Red Sox pitchers combined on a 1 hit masterpiece in shutting out the Cardinals 7-0 Saturday. The win moved the Red Sox to 6-1 on the season and knocked the Cardinals from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Sean L (win) pitched two perfect innings to open the game as the Sox grabbed a 3 run lead in the second using a bloop single and two walks along with smart baserunning to push across the runs.
Scott pitched the third and after walking the first two batters, was picked up by Conor in the game's pivotal play. Conor snared a sinking liner deep in the hole at second and raced to the first base bag to complete an unassisted double play. Buoyed by the sudden shift in momentum, Scott struck out the last batter on three pitches to end the Cardinal threat.
The game remained tight through the middle innings as the Red Sox bats were dormant and they clung to the 3-0 lead.
Jeff (save) entered the game in the fourth and struck out 7 of the 9 outs allowing just a bloop single and two walk across three innings.
The Red Sox broke the game open in the fifth with four runs, the big blows being a Sean L (2/3 1R 2RBI) triple scoring Luke and Conor, followed by a Jeff (2/3 2R 1RBI) double and a Scott single.
Tom contributed with a fine defensive play in the first catching a flyball in right-center.
The Red Sox 6-1, play the A's Tuesday evening in what the weatherman is forecasting might actually be spring-like temperatures.
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