Monday, May 11, 2009

Bay Beats Rays

At least we won't have to deal with the Rays again until August. It has been a little rough against them this season, a continuance from last year. The Sox have played the Rays 10 times already going 4-6. Finally, the Boston hitters got to Matt Garza a little bit. They didn't blow him up or anything, but he actually had to work somewhat this time out.

Once again Jason Bay delivered with the game on the line. His second double of the game drove in the winning run. He's really been picking up the slack with Youkilis out of the line up. The double he hit in the first was a result of pure hustle. Some other left fielders would have been thrown out admiring it leave the yard only to find it carom back into play. Jason Bay is a tremendous fit for this team.

Beckett still is not the dominant force I want him to be. But he pitched decently, going six and giving up three runs.

Pedrioa left the game early with a strained groin. I certainly hope that's not serious.


Dennis said...

I know we mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. Bay seems like one of those guys that likes the pressure, and ups his performance in big moments.

Dan said...

Just like Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia, he'll have solid numbers at the end of the season, but not eye-popping. What doesn't show up are all the different situations when he came through in a crucial at bat.