Jon Lester (left) was not sharp in his first outing of the season, allowing 5 runs through 5 1/3 innings, putting his ERA at 8.44 although he did not earn the loss. That honor went to Daniel Bard, whose ERA soared to 54.00 after allowed 4 runs through 2/3 of an inning. Jacoby Ellsbury had a very good day leading off for the Sox, reaching base 4 of 5 times, and scoring twice in a 2-4 day. Adrian Gonzalez also did very well, going 2-4 with 3 RBIs in today's contest. The other two RBIs went to David Ortiz with his home run, and Dustin Pedroia, who went 1-4 today. Tomorrow, the Red Sox will send John Lackey up against Colby Lewis at 8:05 EST. Now, for the newest addition to Sox.Rox, bright spots and dull spots...
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-4, 3 RBIs
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-4, 2 runs and a double
Kevin Youkilis- 1-3, an RBI double and a run
David Ortiz- game-tying homer in the 8th inning
Matt Albers- Pitched a scoreless inning in Red Sox debut
Carl Crawford- 0-4 with 3 strikeouts
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts
Marco Scutaro- 0-4
Jon Lester- knocked around for 3 home runs and 5 earned runs in 5.1 innings
Daniel Bard- Gave up a tie game with flying colors, allowing 4 runs in the 8th inning.
I hope the Sox can do better tomorrow!