May 2, 2005

G24: Red Sox 6, Rangers 5

Not much today (and it's late too). Matt Clement's control problems returned on Sunday. In six innings, he threw 111 pitches -- 55 in the first two innings -- and walked four. In his last inning, he was bailed out of a bases loaded, one out jam by a nifty Youkilis-to-Mueller-to-Millar double play.

Keith Foulke allowed two-run homer in the ninth, but after seeing the game on tape, I don't think it's anything to get worried about. Sandy "Yes, I'm Still Alive" Alomar grounded out to short for the first out. David Dellucci flicked a 1-2 pitch to the opposite field (left) for a single and Michael Young flied to right. Mark Teixeira hit a high fastball into the right field stands to bring the Rangers within one run, but Foulke ended the game by striking out Hank Blalock and making him look somewhat silly in the process.

Teixeria's a good hitter -- plain and simple -- and it was his 7th homer of the young season. The rest of the inning, coupled with Foulke's 1-2-3 inning on Saturday, makes me think Foulke is fine.

John Olerud signed a minor league contract and has reported to Fort Myers. Cheap insurance.

On to Detroit: Jeremi Gonzalez / Jeremy Bonderman at 7:00.

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