Josh Beckett (right) was pretty sharp last night, only allowing 2 runs in 6 innings, but he earned the loss and is now a great 4-2/1.80/63. Rich Hill pitched a scoreless inning of relief, and Scott Atchison allowed a run in an inning of relief, but that was all either team would need. Jacoby Ellsbury had a good game from the leadoff position, going 1-3 with a walk. J.D. Drew had a very good game, going 2-3, and raising his average up to a measly .240 mark. Jason Varitek went 1-3 with a double as it appears maybe he is settling into his groove. Tonight, the Red Sox will travel back to Fenway to face the White Sox and will send Jon Lester (7-1/3.36/70) to challenge Jake Peavy (1-0/3.00/14).
Josh Beckett- Beckett pithed very well with just 2 runs in 6 innings, but he had no run support
Rich Hill- a scoreless inning of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 1-3 with a walk
J.D. Drew- 2-3
Jason Varitek- 1-3 with a double
Dustin Pedroia- 0-4 with 4 runners left on base
Adrian Gonzalez- 0-3 with a strikeout
Kevin Youkilis- 0-4 with a strikeout
David Ortiz- 0-4
Carl Crawford- 0-3
Drew Sutton- 0-3
Well, this is what happens you face Justin Verlander.