Game 127: Nick Green is a God, but still can't beat the White Sox


Final - 8.27.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago White Sox 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 14 0
Boston Red Sox 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 9 1
WP: John Danks (12 - 8)
LP: Junichi Tazawa (2 - 3)

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Move over, Jonathan Papelbon. There's a new closer in town.

In what turned into a very ugly game early, super-utility man Nick Green came in to pitch in the 8th inning and turned in two scoreless innings.

OK, I'm not ready to go all the way with this, but at this point, I am ready to give Green the setup job. Jonathan Papelbon has been shakey, but I'm still not ready to put Green in that position yet.

Yet.

Oh, the Red Sox lost 9-5.

The Red Sox made a charge five unanswered runs, but the sucktitude of Junichi Tazawa was just too much. He gave up 9 runs in four innings of work. It was not pretty.

The Red Sox offense was pretty good, but it wasn't good enough. J.D. Drew hit two home runs and Alex Gonzalez hit a solo shot in the fifth. Drew's first home run was hit back-to-back with Gonzo's. David Ortiz also doubled-in a run in the 8th.

Another good note: Manny Delcarmen pitched the fifth and sixth and surrendered just one hit. A good outing from a reliever who has struggled this season (I say that, but he still hasn't been that bad).

Tazawa found a lot of trouble in the top of the second. After retiring the side 1-2-3 in the first, he gave up four runs in the following frame. Mark Kotsay had a sac fly, Jayson Nix doubled in two and Scott Podsednik had an RBI single.

The third wasn't much better. After a Jim Thome sac fly, he surrendered a two-run home run to Carlos Quentin to make it 7-0 for the ChiSox. Alexie Ramirez scored on a single to make it 8-0.

Sox start a series with Toronto Friday. Maybe they can pull of a sweep then ... maybe.

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