Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Red Sox Explode On Indians, Talbot (27-22)

Today, well, the Red Sox edged the Indians in a very close game of 14-2 baseball. The scoring all started in the 1st inning, when Dustin Pedroia went deep, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury and making it 2-0. An RBI single by Carl Crawford and another by Jarrod Saltalamacchia to follow made it 4-0 Red Sox. Carl Crawford came in on a Mike Cameron sacrifice fly before RBI singles by Drew Sutton and Dustin Pedroia put it at 7-0, in the 1st inning. Drew Sutton came in on an Adrian Gonzalez single to make it 8-0 Red Sox. In the 4th inning, Carl Crawford homered, making it 9-0 Red Sox in the 4th inning. In the top of the 6th, David Ortiz hit a solo home run to make it 10-0 before a 3-run shot by Jarrod Saltalamacchia made it 13-0. A Jacoby Ellsbury double scoring Mike Cameron made it 14-0 and concluded the Red Sox' scoring. In the 8th inning, Adam Everett and Travis Buck came in to score on a single Shelley Duncan single to conclude the Red Sox outing at 14-2.
Even though he didn't really need to, Jon Lester (top right) dazzled, allowing 3 hits and no runs through 6 strong innings. Lester earned the win, pushing him to 7-1/3.36/70, as he has been great this year. Dan Wheeler and Scott Atchison sandwiched two runs in an inning by Franklin Morales with scoreless innings each. Jacoby Ellsbury had a very good day, going 3-4 with a run and an RBI. Dustin Pedroia went 2-6 with a homer and 3 RBI, as he is now .249/3/14 after a slow start. Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz each went 2-6 with a run and RBI, except Ortiz's came on a solo home run, as he is now .303/10/23. Carl Crawford (top left) went 4-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI as well as a home run, as he is now .229/3/16, after a very slow start. Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 2-4 with a 3-run homer, as he is now .240/4/15. Mike Cameron had a rare good day, going 2-4 with a run scored. Drew Sutton went 3-5 with 2 runs and an RBI, as he is now .333/0/1 after coming up from the minors. Tomorrow, the Red Sox will head to Detroit, and will send Alfredo Aceves (1-0/2.42/11) against Max Scherzer (6-1/2.98/60).

Bright Spots:
Jon Lester- 3 hits and no runs in 6 scoreless innings, earning the win
Dan Wheeler- a scoreless inning of relief
Scott Atchison- a scoreless inning of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 3-4 with a run and an RBI
Dustin Pedroia- 2-6 with a homer and 3 RBIs
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-6 with a run and an RBI
David Ortiz- 2-6 with a solo home run
Carl Crawford- 4-4 with 3 runs, 2 RBIs, and a home run
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 2-4 with 2 runs and a 3-run homer
Mike Cameron- 2-4 with a run and RBI
Drew Sutton- 3-5 with 2 runs and an RBI

Dull Spots:
Franklin Morales- 2 runs in an inning could have been costly on any other occasion

Well, this was a satisfying win, I'll leave it at that for the sake of Indians fans.

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