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Jul 30 2008

Red Sox Get Swept By Angels, Unable To Produce Enough Runs

I don’t know what the Red Sox have been doing lately, they have lost 8 games since the All Star Break out of a possible 12. Once the trade deadline passes, I believe the Sox will get back in it and make their stride to the top of the AL East.

“I thought they hit some decent pitches; they hit some bad pitches, too,” Beckett said. “Don’t get me wrong, I was definitely not perfect tonight.”

The Angels looked just about perfect in this three-game showdown between two teams who could meet again in the postseason.

“They’re playing really well right now,” said Beckett. “They’re feeling good about themselves and they should be because they’re playing good baseball. I wanted to go out there and set the tone. I just couldn’t hold it there.”

Beckett continued to have trouble in the sixth, so much so that the Angels landed a knockout punch. Again, Anderson was a problem, ripping a two-run homer that curled just inside the Pesky Pole in right. The Angels simply wouldn’t relent. Howie Kendrick followed with a single and moved to third on a throwing error by Varitek. Jeff Mathis followed with an RBI double and after a Chone Figgins single, Beckett was lifted in favor of Manny Delcarmen.

With runners at the corners, Figgins stole second. Making matters worse, shortstop Jed Lowrie couldn’t handle Varitek’s throw. The error — charged to Lowrie — allowed another run to score. Maicer Izturis produced a sacrifice fly, pinning the Red Sox in an 8-2 hole.

They will be fine, I’m not worried.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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