Saturday, April 9, 2011

Red Sox Lose Second Game Of Series To Yankees (1-7)

Today, coming off their first win of the season, the Sox couldn't match up, losing 9-4 to the Yankees. The Yankees hit 4 home runs, including two by Russell Martin, in a tough loss to the Sox. After Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano reached base to start the second inning, Nick Swisher drove in a run with a groundout. Eric Chavez proceeded to hit another run in with a double off the monster to make it 2-0 Yankees. In the bottom of the third, after a Dustin Pedroia (bottom left) double and an Adrian Gonzalez groundout, Kevin Youkilis had an RBI groundout to cut the Yankees' lead to 1. The Yankees had their first big blow on a 3-run homer by Russell Martin in the top of the 4th, making it 5-1 Yankees. After J.D. Drew getting to third with 1 out in the 4th, Jacoby Ellsbury drove him in, and soon later, Dustin Pedroia drove in Ellsbury and Carl Crawford with a double, making it 5-4 Yankees. With Nick Swisher on first in the 5th inning, Curtis Granderson homered, making it 7-4 Yankees. The Yankees added insurance with homers by Russell Martin and Robinson Cano, but they were done.
Clay Buchholz (top right) had a very tough day at the ballpark, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, in 3 2/3 innings. He earned his second loss, and is now 0-2/7.20/5 on the young season. Felix Doubront and Alfredo Aceves each allowed 2 runs, in 1.1 and 2 innings, respectively. Tim Wakefield pitched pretty well, pitching 2 shutout innings to finish the game. Dustin Pedroia (left) had a great day, going 3-4 with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs, he is now .355/1/5 to start the season. Kevin Youkilis and Jacoby Ellsbury each had RBI groundouts. Tomorrow, Josh Beckett (0-1/5.40/4) and C.C. Sabathia (0-0/1.38/13) will go head to head in the rubber match.

Bright Spots:
Dustin Pedroia- 3-4 with 2 RBIs and 3 doubles is quite good
Tim Wakefield- 2 shutout innings, as he is 0-0/3.00/3 to start the year
Jed Lowrie- looking like Scutaro's replacement with a 3-4 day

Dull Spots:
Clay Buchholz- 3 2/3 innings and 4 runs, as he is not off and running to start the year
Felix Doubront- 2 runs in 1 1/3 innings
Alfredo Aceves- 2 runs in 2 innings against his old team
Adrian Gonzalez- 0-4
David Ortiz- 0-5 with a strikeout
Jacoby Ellsbury- 0-4 with a run

I am sad that the Sox lost, but happy that I'm back to blogging.

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