It was really a night not fit for man nor beast, but the Red Sox and Marlins tried to get the final game of their series in last night, and after five innings, the Marlins won, 2-1, after the umps held up play as the sixth inning began.
The umps really had no choice, as it really started to pour down, and once the game was stopped, there would be no way they could get going again, as the rain continued without let up. And after nearly 2 1/2 hours, it was done.
Jon Lester wasn't sharp, allowed home runs to Dan Uggla and Ronny Paulino after Kevin Youkilis went deep in the first. Lester struck out four, and threw 112 pitches in just over 5 innings.
Ricky Nolasco, he of the 7.62 ERA, allowed just the Youk homer in getting the win. The Sox were really disappointed after the game, as the Florida bullpen would have had to finish the game had it continued against the Red Sox pen. And you know who would have had the advantage.
The Yankees' embarrassing home loss to the Nationals last night kept the Red Sox' AL East lead at 3 games.
The Atlanta Braves come to Fenway this weekend, and in a battle of Japanese hurlers tonight, Daisuke Matsuzaka takes on Kenshin Kawakami.