All I’m going to say is thank goodness it’s finally over.
The Red Sox finished their four game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Monday morning after another devastated blow to the O’s pitching.
Different day, same story. Mark Hendrickson was the man on the mound today. For a fourth starter he didn’t play too bad. 5 innings of work, 3 earned runs, and 6 six strike outs. But of course, he was pulled in the 6th because he threw 103 pitches (I hate pitch counts).
All hell broke lose when the bullpen took over. Dennis Sarfate gave up an RBI single to Dustin Pedrioa and (thanks to some horrible defense by Felix Pie) an RBI triple to David Ortiz. When Ortiz gets a triple you know someone messed up in field…badly. I could run the bases three times before Ortiz reaches third.
Radhames Liz came in and pitched his way right to the Norfolk Tides rotation. Liz hit 2 batters and surrendered 6 earned runs. His ERA is higher than Mark Teixeira‘s IQ (67.5) and he single-handedly ended the series for Baltimore.
The bats were quiet, but the series is over. Let’s put it behind us and go to Camden Yards to ace the White Sox. That series starts tomorrow at 7.