THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 6 ...
"THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM"
shuts out the Red Sox
1, 1967 ... Dean Chance shutout the Red Sox, 4
to 0, at Fenway Park. The Red Sox had won four straight games on home
runs and small ball. But in this game they had no chance of doing
anything against Chance. Only one man got to third base as he pitched
a five hitter and struck out 10 batters, including the first two men
in the game and the last two men in the game.
Billy Rohr was
matched against Chance and the left-hander again had difficulty. He was reached
for three runs in the five innings he worked, and two of them came on home runs.
Russ Nixon hit a home run off his former roommate in the third inning to break a
0 to 0 deadlock. The second home run was blasted by Bob Allison on a high
fastball that he knocked it into the centerfield seats.
Rohr had to leave after the fifth inning when he put both Nixon and Chance on
base with walks. Nixon scored when Cesar Tovar looped a soft single into right
field. The final run came in the ninth off Galen Cisco, when he walked Allison
and Rich Reese lined a single off the glove of Mike Andrews. After Rich Rollins
grounded to Joe Foy, forcing Reese, Allison moved up. He was brought in on a
sacrifice fly by Nixon.
Chance seem to be losing his edge a bit in the seventh inning when Rico
Petrocelli doubled to left and he walked Foy. Pinch hitters Dalton Jones and
Tony Horton were easy outs, as Chance got out of trouble and won his ninth game.
Tony Conigliaro is expected it back from his reserve duty this weekend and it
appears Billy Rohr will be off to camp on June 10th. Dalton Jones will follow
him in July and Jim Lonborg will follow in September.