September 7, 2006


Wood put to 2 Sox pitchers (SEAN McADAM, September 7, 2006, Providence Journal)

For the last week, the Red Sox had been overachieving on the mound and the Chicago White Sox had been underachieving at the plate.

Last night, predictably, things finally evened out.

Starter Kyle Snyder and his third-inning replacement, Lenny DiNardo, combined to give up eight runs in the span of four innings, during which time Chicago matched its run output from the previous four games combined in an 8-1 victory for the White Sox. [...]

A solo homer from Jim Thome and a two-run double into the right-field corner from Alex Cintron were the the big blows.

The double by Cintron, on an 0-2 curveball that hung, was a nice illustration of how Varitek hurts these guys. He can't do too much damage with the veterans, but Tito should let the youngsters throw to Mirabelli.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 7, 2006 12:00 AM

Miguel Olivo must be a great catcher then. His pitchers pitch no hitters.

Posted by: Bob at September 7, 2006 9:26 AM

Anibal Sánchez for Josh who?

Posted by: pchuck at September 7, 2006 10:18 AM

It's probably better for Beckett at least that Sanchez's game came with the Sox a good ways behind the Yankees. Were it a 2-3 game deficit and he was struggling while the ex-Boston properties were succeeding in Miami, the fans would be far more restless.

Posted by: John at September 7, 2006 11:10 AM

He's not struggling now that Mirabelli catches him full-time.

Posted by: oj at September 7, 2006 12:00 PM

Sanchez could be the next Joe Cowley...

Posted by: oj at September 7, 2006 12:06 PM


Hardly a coincidence that Joe Girardi presides over yet another no-hitter.

Posted by: oj at September 7, 2006 12:09 PM
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