Joe Torre managed himself, and the team right out of the win.
- He pulled Pettitte too soon.
- He pinch ran for Giambi at a time of no strategic importance, thus, having Kevin Thompson up to bat in the 9th, with one man on.
- Just as he gave up on the starter too soon, he gave up on the relief too soon. The result was bringing in Mo, who you could see from second he stepped on the field he did not want to be put in that situation. Mo is Superman -except against Boston, in Boston. It has been proven too many times over the years that Fenway and the Sox has his number, yet Torre called on him again.
- No pinch hitting Phelps for Thompson. Phelps, who is batting over .300, and just hit a HR in the 9th to help a comeback situation should have been the batter with two outs. Why have this guy on the roster, why send down Philips, if you're not going to give this guy a shot when it counts?
- Just like he did in game 7 of the '01 Series, Torre called for the infield to move in when Mo is on the mound. The vast majority of outs by Mo, are small pop ups. So, just like what happened in game 7, what would have been a routine pop out to the infield was a game winning RBI - the guy just doesn't learn from the past.
On Deck: On paper, it would appear that the Sox have the starting rotation advantage for the next two games. Beckett, 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA goes for them tonight, while Karstens makes his debut for the 2007 season.
Post Script: Why is it, that Jason Varitek will hit sub .200 against the rest of the league, yet seems to go 3 for 4 and multiple RBIs every freaking time he plays the Yankees??
Post, Post Script: Glad to see that David Wright's fake hitting streak came to an end. A real hitting streak is not pieced meal over multiple seasons. You get it done in one season, like a man, or you don't do it at all. Glad its over, and glad there's another reason to bury the Mets even further in the sports pages.
Post, Post, Post Script: What a surprise, the Mets lost to the Braves again.