All in all, this was a depressing game, after an awful outing by John Lackey. He allowed 9 runs in 3 2/3 inning, earning the loss and setting his ERA at 22.09, although he did strike out 3, his only plus in the night. On the offensive standpoint, the Red Sox weren't too bad, with two two-run homers on the night. David Ortiz went 1-4 for the second day in a row, but today he had 3 RBIs to go along with it. Jacoby Ellsbury showed some pop in a 1-4 day where he crushed a two-run homer. Today at 2:05, Clay Buchholz will come up to face Matt Harrison for the Rangers as the Sox will look to go in the win column. This game was more depressing than Opening Day, but hopefully we can reverse that today... to Bright and Dull Spots!
David Ortiz- 3 RBIs count for something, right?
Jacoby Ellsbury- Can't not honor someone with a 2-run homer
Adrian Gonzalez- 3-5 with 2 runs scored
Dennys Reyes- One of two Red Sox pitchers not to allow a run
Bobby Jenks- The other one not to allow a run
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- despite scoring a run, going 0-3 with 2 strikeouts and 3 runners left on base levels it out
Marco Scutaro- went 0-4 for the second straight day
Carl Crawford- Despite a walk, he went hitless again and this is not what we were expecting of him
John Lackey- He can do better than 9 runs in 3 2/3 innings
Dan Wheeler- We aren't paying him to allow 2 runs in 2/3 of an inning
Well, there's always tomorrow (in this case, today), because I do not want an Opening Series sweep.