Josh Beckett (top right) shut down the Yankees last night, pitching 6 scoreless innings, allowing just 4 hits and striking out 9. It's funny how both of Beckett's best starts this year have been against the Yankees, as he moves to 3-1/1.75/49 this year, as he has been fantastic. The bullpen was pretty good too, as Matt Albers pitched 2 scoreless innings and Rich Hill had one. Jacoby Ellsbury had a good game, going 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI, as he is now .301/4/19. Dustin Pedroia went 3-4 with a run scored, as he moved that batting average up to a miserable .253. Adrian Gonzalez (left) only went 1-5, but his one hit was huge, as he has now hit 7 homers in the last 7 games. Jed Lowrie (1-4), Mike Cameron (1-3), Carl Crawford (1-4), and Jason Varitek (1-3) each scored a run as well. Tonight, Jon Lester (4-1/2.96/51) and Freddy Garcia (2-2/2.61/26) will square off as the Sox will look for the .500 mark again.
Josh Beckett- 6 shutout innings, with 4 hits and 9 strikeouts
Matt Albers- 2 scoreless innings of relief
Rich Hill- a scoreless inning of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-4 with a 2-run double
Dustin Pedroia- 3-4 with a run scored
Adrian Gonzalez- 1-5 with a 3-run homer
Mike Cameron- 1-3 with a run
Jason Varitek- 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored
David Ortiz- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts
Well, last night was satisfying. How could it not be? But we really need to reach .500 in the next game!