OLD FASHIONED PITCHER’S DUAL

My losing streak has reached two games, the last game in Minnesota and the game Monday night at the Cell. Monday night’s game was a classic pitcher’s dual between John Danks of the White Sox and Boston’s Josh Beckett. Beckett came out on the winning side, as J.D. Drew provided him with a two RBI double, which was all the offense he needed, to best Danks. The Pale Hose could only muster one run off Josh on a sac fly. For a while it appeared it might be enough support, as Danks carried a perfect game into the bottom of the sixth, which ended when he plunked Jacoby Ellsbury with a pitch with two outs.

The next inning was when the no-hitter, shutout, the lead, and eventually the ballgame slipped away, when Drew ripped a two out, 2-RBI double, into left-centerfield. Boston added three meaningless runs late in the game to make the final 5-1.

It was good to be out at the old ballyard, but not good to see my boys lose, and slip into 2nd place, as Minnesota beat the Yankees 4-0 at the Metrodome (New York, I feel your pain). I’ll be at the Cell for the next two home series versus the KC Royals & the Seattle Mariners, the Sox travel to Oakland for a weekend meetup with the A’s in between.

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