Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Adrian Sparks Late Rally Against Old Team (44-28)

Last night, the Red Sox creamed the Padres 14-5, or it would appear that way as the score was actually deadlocked at 3-3 in the 7th inning. The Sox took an early lead in the 1st with a bases loaded single by David Ortiz to make it 1-0. In the 3rd, Kevin Youkilis scored on a double by David Ortiz. With the bases loaded in the 4th, Jacoby Ellsbury grounded into a double play, but the run scored to make it 3-0. In the top of the 6th, Orlando Hudson whacked a 3-run homer over the monster to tie the game at 3-3. In the bottom of the 7th, a clutch double by Adrian Gonzalez, scoring Dustin Pedroia, made it 4-3. The Red Sox proceeded to load the bases in the inning, while 2 hit batters made it 6-3. Josh Reddick hit a 2-run single to make it 8-3. The Red Sox then loaded the bases again, as a walk to Dustin Pedroia made it 9-3. A 2-run single by Adrian Gonzalez made it 11-3, as he had 3 RBIs in the inning. Next, a 2-run double by Kevin Youkilis pushed it to 13-3, a 10-run inning. In the 8th inning, an RBI single by Chris Denorfia made it 13-4. But in the bottom of the 8th, the Red Sox got the run back with a bases loaded walk to Jacoby Ellsbury, making it 14-4. In the 9th, a Jesus Guzman single, scoring Chase Headly made it 14-5, the final.
This was Andrew Miller's first start in a Red Sox uniform and overall, I was very impressed. He wound up allowing 3 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, but all of those were just on the home run as he was very sharp overall. Matt Albers earned the win, allowing no runs in 1 1/3 innings. Michael Bowden and Tommy Hottovy each allowed a run in a scoreless inning. Dustin Pedroia went 1-4 with 3 runs and an RBI in a good day. Adrian Gonzalez (left) had a great game against his old team, going 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs, as he is now .353/15/67. Kevin Youkilis had a good game, going 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBIs. David Ortiz's stats were literally identical to Youkilis' as they each had a great game. Marco Scutaro went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI, as he's been good since coming off the DL. Tonight, Alfredo Aceves (3-1/3.30/24) will go against Mat Latos (4-8/4.06/68).

Bright Spots:
Andrew Miller- Miller was very sharp through most of his outing
Matt Albers- the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings
Dustin Pedroia= 1-4 with 3 runs and an RBI
Kevin Youkilis/David Ortiz- 2-4 with a run and 2 RBIs each
Marco Scutaro- 2-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI

Dull Spots:

This was a great game and the Sox really exploded late!

1 comment:

  1. I'd argue that McDonald and Cameron failed to do their part. It's nitpicking, but I'd still call them dull for the night.