The Red Sox dropped another game, however, they put up a valiant effort in this one but still lost 9-7 to the Pirates. They are now dead even at 8-8, I don't like that. Their offense was quite good, however, as David Ortiz (right) hit his 2nd homer of the spring and he now has a line of .276/2/4 as he is gearing up for a big return in 2010. New acquisition, Jeremy Hermida also homered in this game as he is now with a line of .357/1/5 as he is doing very well this spring and telling us all why he should be the 4th outfielder in 2010, the guy can hit! Josh Beckett had a bad start coming off an injury as he threw 3.1 innings and allowed 4 runs. His new line is 0-0/5.40/5 in 8.1 innings this spring but I'm sure he will do better in the season. It's only spring, but I would jump up and down if the Sox broke this skid!!!!