Josh Beckett, the starter, did very well before he was taken out in the rain delay, allowing 1 hit and no runs through 4 1/3 innings. Matt Albers, Daniel Bard, and Jonathan Papelbon each threw at least one scoreless inning of relief. Daisuke Matsuzaka, pitching in relief, however, got the loss, allowing 2 runs in an inning, he is now 2-3/4.33/20. Jacoby Ellsbury did not have a good game, but he singled in the winning run, so he went 1-6 with an RBI. Adrian Gonzalez went 1-3 with an RBI. Kevin Youkilis went 2-4 with a near home run that almost won the game. Jed Lowrie went 2-5 with a run scored, as he had a pretty good day. Carl Crawford went 1-6 with a run scored and Jason Varitek went 1-4 with a run scored. Today at 1:35, John Lackey (2-3/5.65/17) will go up against Joel Piniero (0-0/1.29/3) as the Sox will look for a series win.
Josh Beckett- Beckett was very sharp before the rain delay
Matt Albers- 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief
Jonathan Papelbon- a scoreless inning of relief
Daniel Bard- 2 scoreless innings of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- a very clutch RBI single
Adrian Gonzalez- 1-3 with an RBI
Kevin Youkilis- 2-4 with almost the walk-off RBI
Jed Lowrie- 2-5 with a run scored
Dan Wheeler- 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning
Daisuke Matsuzaka- 2 runs in 1 inning
Dustin Pedroia- 0-6 with 4 strikeouts
David Ortiz- 0-4 with 3 strikeouts and 4 runners left on base
The Red Sox lost, but they put up a fight, and I hope they can still be one within .500 after a win today?