Sunday, June 1, 2008

O's-Red Sox, Outclassed All Around

The Red Sox beat the O's in all aspects of the game today. Manny Ramirez, Mike Lowell, and JD Drew all homered as part of the nine run Boston attack. The O's scored just four runs on ten hits, with two coming on a Luke Scott homer. Brian Burres got knocked out early (4 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 2 K) and Steve Trachsel did just OK in relief (5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 0 K) but he did save the rest of the pen. On the other side, Bartolo Colon gave up all four runs, but pitched pretty well, going six innings and striking out five while walking two. The Sox even out-defensed the Birds; despite neither team making an error, the Orioles didn't look very good in the field, while Dustin Pedroia and Drew in particular made some fine defensive plays.

The loss drops the O's to 26-29, which if I'm not mistaken is the furthest under .500 they've been all year. Jeremy Guthrie will try to salvage one game of the series on Monday. Times seem tough in Birdland now, but this was always a team that had to get lucky to win 75 games. I'm going to try to keep that in mind.

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