clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Red Sox Sweep Angels in Fenway

New, comments
<strong>Soth:</strong> Whaddaya think, we resemble a pile of trash or an overflowing garbage can?  <em>(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)</em>
Soth: Whaddaya think, we resemble a pile of trash or an overflowing garbage can? (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Getty Images

Final Score in Fenway Park: Angels 6, Red Sox 11 ... Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up 4 runs in the 1st inning and it looked like the Angels would get their first victory in a week. Sadly the games still last 9 innings and the Angels pitching gave up the the lead eventually, for good and even a Mike Napoli HR was muted when the Angels mop up relief created a bigger spill than they had been handed.

It was the first time in 30 years that the Red Sox have swept a four game series from the Angels, and it was the first four-game sweep of the Halos in Fenway Park since the Sox took back-to-back doubleheaders 1967 ... but it suuuuuuure felt familiar. Angels starter Scott Kazmir was terrible, nibbling on a corner of the plate that was not there and walking 5 over 3 strikeouts in 4+ innings. He threw 107 pitches, 59 for strikes. The Angels have minor leaguers who can do that.

The Angels have a 7 game losing streak comprised of two road sweeps. They have not won a game in May. Their most recent victory was with a walk-off bunt at home on April 28. And now they fly to Seattle for three games...

Pre1_medium