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Yesterday's game in review: Red Sox @ Blue Jays 5/9/07

Red Sox @ Blue Jays, 5/9/07. Graph courtesy of

How 'bout 'dem Sox!

The Red Sox are kicking butt and taking names. Schilling, Beckett, Dice-K... it's nice to have 3 aces on one staff. They go for the sweep tonight in Toronto. Look for Wakefield to be sharp tonight---his knuckler dances in domes.

The Starter:

Although Dice-K stumbled a bit out of the gate this season, he's shown fantastic stuff and poise. Matsuzaka-san put it together last night allowing only 5 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings of work for the win
Daisuke Matsuzaka, 5/9/07, vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe.

The Pen:

Piniero coughed up a solo tater in the 9th, but it was an otherwise quiet night for the Red Sox bullpen. Donnelly made another 1-inning appearance, and the rest of the boys had the night off.

The Lineup:

Home runs were hit by J-Lugo, Papi, Manny, and Lowell. Crisp did well last night going 1-3 with 2 runs, 2 walks, and a stolen base. Papi went 4-5 with 3 ribbies and a run. Lowell went 3-5, and Pedroia stayed hot, going 2-4. Not bad boys!

The Field:

No errors last night. A solid all-around job.

Daisuke Matsuzaka for his outstanding performance. 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB. He shut down a formidable Blue Jays lineup.