Monday, April 4, 2005

Slow Start

Red Sox fans were ready and waiting…

But…

On the most-hyped Opening Night in baseball history, the Yankees spanked the Sox, 9-2, on the strength of 15 hits, plus six innings of five-hit, six-strikeout (five looking) pitching by Hall-of-Fame-bound Randy Johnson, who may prove to be the most important acquisition of the winter of 2004-05.

“Pretty ugly out there,” said Johnny Damon, who went 0 for 4 and committed one of the Sox’ two errors. “This is absolutely not the way we wanted to start, especially coming off the busy offseason we all had. It was good to get this first one under our belt. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as well as we planned.” [Boston Globe]

It’s only the first game.

The Tigers open today at home against Kansas City.