Thursday, August 12, 2010
Papelbon Blows it Again (66-50)
Today, the Red Sox were 3 outs away from a clean win, the score being 5-2 entering the bottom of the 9th. John Lackey (right) pitched well through 8, allowing only 2 runs, but Jose Bautista teed off to enter the 9th, Lackey was taken out and finished the day with 3 runs in 8 innings, he is now 10-7/4.54/99. David Ortiz had a good game, going 2-5 with 2 RBIs and a home run, he is now .263/25/75 as he has been a pleasant surprise. Jed Lowrie also hit his first home run of the year in a 1-3 day as he has been pretty good filling in for Dustin Pedroia (but not as good as Dustin!). Jarrod Saltalamacchia impressed in his Red Sox debut (Kevin Cash went on the DL, big surprise) going 2-4. Tomorrow, the Red Sox head to Texas, and Josh Beckett (3-2/6.21/64) and Tommy Hunter (9-1/3.01/38). The Sox couldn't pull off the sweep but if the Yankees and Rays lose then all is forgiven.