This was a very hard game for the Red Sox, Tim Wakefield allowed 8 runs, 6 earned in 4 1/3 innings. However, Alfredo Aceves did a great job in relief, allowing just a run through 4 2/3 innings, as he pitched longer than Wakefield. Jacoby Ellsbury had a pretty good game, going 2-4. Adrian Gonzalez went 1-4 with a home run, as he is now .305/3/22, as he is doing very well this year. Kevin Youkilis went 1-3 with a walk, pushing that batting average up to a marvelous .237. J.D. Drew went 1-4 with a home run, as he is now .226/2/6, as he has not been so good this year. Carl Crawford and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each went 1-3 with 2 strikeouts, putting each of their batting averages flat at .200. Today, at 1:10, Clay Buchholz (2-3/4.81/17) will go up against Brian Duensing (2-1/2.91/23) and the Twins.
Alfredo Aceves- 1 run in 4 2/3 innings, as he pitched very well out of the bullpen
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-4
Adrian Gonzalez- 1-4 with a home run
Kevin Youkilis- 1-3 with a walk
J.D. Drew- 1-4 with a homer
Tim Wakefield- 8 runs, 6 earned in 4 1/3 innings
Dustin Pedroia- 0-3 with 2 strikeouts
David Ortiz- 0-4
Jed Lowrie- 0-3 with 2 very costly errors
I am very unhappy with this game, and with the umpiring crew.