Sunday, May 1, 2011

Red Sox Just Keep On Stranding Runners (11-15)

In some aspects, you could say that this was a close game, in others, however, you could say the Red Sox got crushed. The final score was 2-0 Mariners, as the Red Sox couldn't hit and it showed. After Ichiro Suzuki reached third base with one out in the 3rd inning, Milton Bradley drove him in with a double, making it 1-0 Mariners. In the top of the 6th inning, the Mariners padded their lead with a sacrifice fly by Jack Wilson, scoring Michael Saunders from third base and making it 2-0 Mariners, ensuring the Red Sox a losing April at 11-15.
John Lackey (right) was not bad, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings, on 7 hits and 3 strikeouts. He is now 2-3/5.65/17 despite having very good starts his last three outings. Hideki Okajima threw a scoreless 1 2/3 innings out of the bullpen along with Dan Wheeler, who threw 1 1/3 innings. Jacoby Ellsbury had a good game, going 1-3 along with 2 walks, as he reached base 3 of 5 times. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a rare good game, going 2-4, but leaving 2 runners on base. The 4 other Red Sox hits belonged to Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis, J.D. Drew, and Jed Lowrie, as the Sox had a tough day offensively. Today at 1:10, Clay Buchholz was scheduled to start but was bumped due to sickness and it will be Tim Wakefield (0-0/5.56/4) who takes on the challenge of reigning Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez (3-2/3.32/35).

Bright Spots:
John Lackey- 2 runs over 6 innings is not bad at all
Hideki Okajima- very good out of the bullpen with 1 2/3 scoreless innings
Dan Wheeler- also quite sharp, with 1 1/3 scoreless innings
Jacoby Ellsbury- reached base 3 of 5 times along with going 1-3
Kevin Youkilis- 1-3 with a rocket of a double
Jarrod Saltlamacchia- 2-4

Dull Spots:
Dustin Pedroia- 0-4 with 2 runners left on base
David Ortiz- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and 5 runners left on base
Carl Crawford- 0-3

I am sad that the Sox lost, and how it went, but today I hope they can destroy this potential sweep with flying colors.

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