"I knew very well that this was a critical game as far as our chances of advancing to the playoffs," Matsuzaka said through interpreter Masa Hoshino. "So to allow what happened to happen so early in the game, I can really only apologize to my teammates and my fans."
Two lonely bright spots for the night go to Coello and Bowden. Coello, if you recall, made his major league debut last night and promptly got pounded for 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 runs, and only registered 1 out. He was back on the mound on mop up duty and pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning. Michael Bowden has been called up for the 3rd time this season and pitched 2 solid innings before Coello, and only gave up 1 walk.
Sox 5 Rays 14 BOX SCORE