Last night in Miami the Red Sox amazing 17-game record errorless streak finally came to an end in the first inning, as Doug Mirabelli threw wide to second attempting to throw Hanley Ramirez out stealing, and after that the rarest of rare events occurred: Alex Gonzalez made a throwing error! It was just his second miscue of the year, but it didn't matter, as David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez both hit two home runs as the Red Sox won easily, 11-5.
Tim Wakefield pitched 5 2/3 innings in picking up his sixth win before the largest crowd of the year, 38,014 at Dolphins Stadium, the majority of which were no doubt Red Sox fans. The win moved the Red Sox back to a four game lead, as the Mets pummeled Randy Johnson for eight earned runs in six innings 8-3, in a game that was capped by Alex Rodriguez' 17th home run of the season in the eighth, another of his "pad the stats" blasts. The Blue Jays' win in Toronto over the Phillies means the Yankees are now tied for second with the Jays.
Good matchup this afternoon in Miami of two good young arms: Jon Lester vs. Josh Johnson. I'll be watching today at home on the MLB package as we celebrate my dad's birthday.