The Red Sox definitely were able to hit today but they couldn't do the finer aspects of baseball in an 8-9 loss to the A's. Tim Wakefield (right) allowed 6 runs in 6 innings as he is now 1-4/6.02/29 as he has not been sharp this year. Bill Hall had a great game, going 4-5 with a home run, as he is now .253/5/12 as he has been extrememly versatile and (in my humble opinion) a great acquisition. Another new acquisition, Jeremy Hermida, went 3-5 and is now .218/5/27 as he has also been a good acquisition with the injuries of Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury. Marco Scutaro hit his 3rd home run of the year in a 1-5 day for him. Tomorrow night, the Sox travel the Camden Yards and Clay Buchholz (7-3/2.73/47) toes the rubber against Chris Tillman (0-0/3.18/3). I hope the Sox can come off a series win vs the A's well!