Game 2 at the Safe was an ugly one
OK, first of all, Manny wasn’t hurt. it was just a day off. I think this is was a pretty good righty (Felix Hernandez) for him to get a blow against. Lugo was out of the lineup. Hardly a shocker.
Lugo is going to be a daily decision for Tito as long as he stays in this funk. He is 0 for his last 29 and is hitting .191 overall. Cora is in there tonight. Expect Lugo back in there tomorrow against the lefty. I have to say, Lugo has proven to be a pretty good guy. Despite his struggles, he remains accountable and cheerful.
Boy, was Gabbard painful to watch tonight. Four walks and a hit batter. And that was just the first inning. This was the last thing anyone expected. The one thing he’s always had is composure and the ability to keep his team in the game. Well, the Red Sox kept themselves in this game by working Felix Hernandez.
Just two batters in, Hernandez had given up more hits (two) than he did in that entire gem back in Boston in April. Delcarmen made some big pitches in relief of Gabbard in the fourth. It was the shortest outing by any Boston starter since Kyle Snyder on September 24 of last season.
All night the Sox were one big hit away from taking control of this game. They never could quite get there. Oh well, tough to blame the offense on a night they score seven runs.
How is life in general here in Seattle? Just great. Had some awesome sushi today at a place called Nijo. I recommend it to anyone who ventures out this way. I brought my jacket tonight and of course it’s warm, unlike last night when i didn’t have my jacket.
Daisuke in the daytime tomorrow to avert the sweep. By the way, the Sox have not been swept in a series of more than two games all year. They did lose three in a row in Oakland, but that was a four-game series.
Talk to you from the Safe on Wednesday.