Monday, April 11, 2011

Red Sox Back In the Saddle With Series Win (2-7)

Last night, the Red Sox had their second win of the season, to win a series against the Yankees. Josh Beckett (right) completely shut the Yankees down on the path to a 4-0 win. In the bottom of the third, the scoring started after the Red Sox loaded the bases with no outs. David Ortiz grounded in a double play to third base, and Dustin Pedroia rushed in from third to score the first run of the game. But wait! Interference was called on Kevin Youkilis going from first to second with his knockout slide, so Pedroia had to return to third base. However, in the next at-bat, Mike Cameron singled softly to bring Pedroia in, making it 1-0 Red Sox. The game remained stagnant until the 7th inning, when Marco Scutaro (bottom left) brought in David Ortiz and J.D. Drew in with an RBI double to left, 3-0 Red Sox. In the 8th inning, David Ortiz brought in Kevin Youkilis with an RBI double too deep center field.
Josh Beckett was completely dominant in his second outing of the season, throwing 8 shutout innings, and striking out 10, making him 1-1/2.08/14 in two starts. Jonathan Papelbon came in after him, and although it wasn't a save situation, threw a scoreless inning. Dustin Pedroia had yet another great game, going 3-4 and scoring a run. Marco Scutaro (left) had a very good game, goin
g 2-2 with a double, 2 walks, and 2 RBIs last night. Mike Cameron and David Ortiz each had 1 RBI, and Ortiz scored a run as well. Tonight, as the Rays come to town, the Sox will send out Daisuke
Matsuzaka (0-1/5.40/2 up against Jeremy Hellickson (0-1/4.76/10).

Bright Spots:
Marco Scutaro- 2-2 with 2 RBIs and a double is pretty good
Dustin Pedroia- 3-4 again, with 1 run scored
David Ortiz- 2-4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI
Mike Cameron- 1-4 with a critical RBI
Josh Beckett- 8 shutout innings, a win, and 10 strikeouts
Jonathan Papelbon- a shutout inning to end the game

Dull Spots:
Carl Crawford- 0-5 in the leadoff spot

I'm very glad that the Sox won this game and series and I sincerely hope that they keep on truckin' against the Rays.

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