On a night when it looked like things were going so well for the Red Sox and Tim Wakefield, everything certainly changed in a hurry. And emphasis on hurry, because it was the shortest game of the year so far for the Red Sox.
A.J. Pierzynski homered off of Wakefield in the seventh inning of a fast-paced game to send the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory Friday night and deny Wake his first shot at getting win number 200.
The biggest story of the night, however, was White Sox starter Gavin Floyd. Floyd was hot coming into the game after going 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA in his last two starts, and showed no signs of slowing down. Floyd made only one mistake in the form of a Jarrod Saltalamacchia home run, but other than that held the Red Sox in check during his seven innings of work.
Additionally, Dustin Pedroia's hit streak came to an unfortunate end, as the Muddy Chicken went 0-3 with a walk to end it at 25 games. R.I.P., hit streak. You will be missed.
Nate Hinchey weighs in with his thoughts on the game as he awards NESN Nation's "Battle of the Soxes" player of the game award to Gavin Floyd for his work Friday night.
Nate also wants to set the record straight and clear up a little misunderstanding about a jinx that NESN Nation may or may not have been responsible for. Check it out in the video and make sure to vote in the poll below for your player of the game.
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