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6/5/07: Another One Bites the Dust

Boston Red Sox's Wily Mo Pena sticks out his tongue as he rests on second base after being called out on a double play against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 5, 2007, in Oakland, Calif. Red Sox's Coco Crisp was out at first base.

The Starter:

The Sox really need to get Daisuke Matsuzaka some run support. The games he wins, he gives up 5 runs. The games he loses, he gives up just 1 or 2. Daisuke's performance was good enough to win a game 9 times out of 10: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB and 8 K.

The 'Pen:

Javier Lopez made an appearance and didn't allow a run. He gave up one hit, a walk, and struck out two.

The Lineup:

The Sox had 3 hits. All ya' really need to know. Julio Lugo, David Ortiz and Mike Lowell took the honors. Manny Ramirez and Wily Mo Pena -- yes, I said Pena -- both earned two walks a piece.

The Field:

No errors last night. Thank god.

WINNER: Let's give to Daisuke. A great performance by him, the Sox just didn't back him up with the bats.

WINNER: If I had to pick one, Coco Crisp. He pulled an 0-fer with 4 men left on base. If I could pick more than one, the ash bats sitting in the Red Sox dugout.