Saturday, June 19, 2010

5th Inning Keeps Sox Winning (41-28)

Last night the Red Sox beat the Dodgers in a high-scoring 10-6 victory. It was Felix Doubront's major league debut, he was not spectacular but he got the job done, throwing 5 innings and allowing 3 earned runs. He is now 1-0/5.40/2 after his first start. David Ortiz (right) had a 2-run home run and is now .268/15/45 as he is really heating up after that tough April. J.D. Drew (.276/8/37) had a solo home run and Adrian Beltre (.339/10/48) had another 2-run shot. Dustin Pedroia continued his hot streak, going 2-3 with an RBI last night. The best thing about last night is that, yet again, the Rays and Yankees lost, and now the Red Sox are only 1 game back! Tonight, Tim Wakefield (2-5/5.42/38) and Vicente Padilla (1-1/6.65/23) take the hill. I hope the Sox can pitch a little better than they did last night, and hit the same way!

1 comment:

  1. Went to the game to see the return of Manny. I was all set to voice my hatred for what he did to the team at the end of his Sox tenure...I especially don't forgive him for not honoring the team options in his contract. But then I got to the park and was forced to remember the good parts of Manny. In the end, I was quiet when Manny stepped to the plate. Others around me argued over boo'ing him or cheering him. I was happy that his team lost, he went 1 for 4, and ended the game with a K. And I hope he gets screwed when it comes time for a new contract. But I recognize that he's a great hitter and he helped us in the past.

    I was particularly interested in how he and Youk would interact because of the dugout encounter. When Manny got to first, he slapped Youk's butt and they seemed amiable.

    I'm optimistic about Doubront too.