If you're looking for the Red Sox-Phillies game tonight and you live in the New York area, you can call off your search.
Fox hijacked the game for their regional coverage, and for whatever reason, they are showing games tonight, beginning at 7. They also stole the Mets-Yankees game, so that is what will be seen in the New York area.
Fox Ruins Baseball, and the number of times they have done so now is just too high to keep track of.
The Red Sox ran into Cole Hamels in Philly last night, and he allowed Victor Martinez a first inning homer, and that was about it. He pitched seven solid innings, allowed just three hits, and the Phillies cruised to a 5-1 win. Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth both went deep off John Lackey, who turned in yet another subpar performance.
Tampa Bay lost in Houston, so the Sox lost no ground in the AL East last night.
To those who still think interleague play is such a wonderful thing, guess which AL team has the toughest interleague schedule? Yes, your Boston Red Sox. Check out this thread from Sons of Sam Horn. (TB and NYY have the 10th and 11th most difficult schedules this year. Terrific.) For the life of me, why are Tampa Bay and New York playing Houston this year, as they aren't in the NL West, who the AL East is playing this year? And why doesn't New York play the Phillies in Philadelphia after hosting them in the Bronx last year? Don't ask me, as I haven't got a clue.
Listen, I'm not suggesting there are any kind of "conspiracies" going on here. I just have no idea of the way this interleague schedule is done. And it just makes the overall schedule a complete and utter mess.
Interleague is a damned joke. (With thanks to The Joy of Sox for the link to SoSH.)
And welcome back, Jacoby Ellsbury.