Sunday, August 31, 2003

Back in First
The Sox picked up a half game last night after the Royals were rained out. Key Plays: the Big Hurt's 3 run homer and two impressive double plays started by Jose Valentin, one with the bases loaded. One play that turned out not to be so big, was Frank being thrown out at home on a shallow fly to center. The Sox were up 3-1 with no outs and the bases loaded. Frank blew past the 3rd base coach’s stop sign. Now either the center fielder has a weak arm or Frank if faster than he looks, but it was actually a close play. Luckily, the next inning the Sox were able to get out of a bases loaded/no outs jam, or this play could of come back to haunt them.