Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong with my preview of tonight’s game. Josh Fogg (4.95 ERA) shut down the hottest lineup in the majors and Mike Mussina (5.17 ERA) wasn’t too shabby either. The final, 3–1, was about 20% of the run total I was expecting, and Yorvit Torrealba was the only player to leave the yard.
Bad night to drop one for the Yanks, les Tigres and the Sox both won. It was fun to see Torre trying to remember what double-switches are all about in the seventh inning.
Not much to recount from this one. The game was decided by speed, Willie Tavarez and Kaz Matsui both singled, stole second base, and scored on singles. Speed kills.
In other news, it appears as though Jason Giambi will speak with MLB’s Roid Czar, but only with a boatload of stipulations. If you read between the lines here, Selig is so desperate to have someone, anyone talk to his needle lackey, he’s agreeing to anything and everything to get Giambi on the record. Giambi won’t name names, he’s going to talk about his own drug use. What light this is going to shed on the Mitchell investigation as a whole is beyond me. Anyway, Selig’s bully tactics are going to work, to some degree, which is a shame.
Player of the Game: Melky, 2 for 4 with a hustle double.
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