Monday, February 25, 2013

Remembering A Solid Outing By Dana Kiecker

Dana Kiecker pitched in only 50 games for the Red Sox during the '90 and '91 seasons. But the Sleepy Eye, MN native (who turns 52 today) was part of one of the most frustrating Red Sox post-season losses of the decade—through no fault of Kiecker himself. In fact, the 29-year old nearly matched veteran Bob Welch inning-for-inning, going 5 2/3 solid frames and giving up just one-earned run in Game 2 of the ALCS at Fenway. But after Kiecker, the deluge. Greg Harris gave up a run and later Jeff Reardon yielded two and the Red Sox lost the game, 4-1. The Oakland A's swept Boston in the series, four games to none. But, young Mr. Kiecker pitched himself a gem.