Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Lackey Earns Some Run Support With Masterful Start (47-31)
Yesterday, the Red Sox beat the Rays 8-5 to open a 2-game series. John Lackey (right) was very good, allowing 1 run over 7 strong inning and striking out 3, he is now 9-3/4.46/59 as that brought his ERA below 4.50 for the first time in over 10 starts. David Ortiz (.253/17/50) hit a 3-run shot and Bill Hall (.237/6/19) hit a 2-run homer. Jonathan Papelbon finally did something right... and got a save, his 18th of the year. Adrian Beltre (.349/12/52) hit 2 doubles and scored 2 runs in a 4-4 day for him. Jason Varitek (.261/7/16) went 1-3 with 2 RBIs last night. Tonight, Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-2/4.50/43) and Matt Garza (8-5/4.10/78) take the hill tonight as the Sox will look for a sweep. Last night was a good game, I hope the Sox continue the momentum.