Ok probably so. John Lackey (right) pitched very badly, allowing 8 runs in 4+ innings, earning the loss, and making him 2-4/7.16/18 on the year. Scott Atchison allowed 3 runs in 3 2/3 innings following Lackey out of the bullpen and Rich Hill pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings. David Ortiz was really the only Red Sox batter who I can honestly say had a really good game, as he went 3-3 with a walk today, reaching base all 4 plate appearances. The other hits belonged to Jacoby Ellsbury (1-3), Dustin Pedroia (1-3), Jed Lowrie (1-4), and Marco Scutaro (1-2). Tomorrow, the Twins come to town and will send Scott Baker (1-2/3.16/26) against fan favorite Tim Wakefield (0-0/4.08/7) in his first "non-spot" start.
Rich Hill- 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief
David Ortiz- 3-3 with a walk
John Lackey- 8 runs in 4 innings, enough said
Scott Atchison- 3 runs in 3 2/3 innings, ouch
Kevin Youkilis- 0-4 with a strikeout and 4 runners left on base
Adrian Gonzalez- 0-4 with a strikeout and 3 runners left on base
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 0-3 with 4 runners left on base
I am very disappointed in the Red Sox' performance in today's game, and I hope they do well against Minnesota.