Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Once Again, Red Sox Cannot Hit, Fall To Phillies (45-34)

First off, I'm sorry I couldn't post yesterday, I had no connection, but the night before last the Sox lost 5-0. Last night was a tough loss for the Sox as well as they fell 2-1 to the Phillies. In the 2nd inning, the Phillies got a lead on an RBI single by Raul Ibanez, scoring Shane Victorino. However, in the 5th, the Sox tied it up with a long RBI double by none other than John Lackey. In the 7th, however, the Phillies broke the tie with a home run by Raul Ibanez to make it 2-1.
John Lackey pitched very well, going 7 2/3 innings, allowing only 2 runs. He earned the loss because of a lack of run support and is now 5-7/6.81/43 this year. Franklin Morales relieved him with a scoreless third of an inning. Josh Reddick (my man) had a good game, going 2-3 and scoring a run as he has been streaking lately. John Lackey, however, was better than anyone with the bat, hitting an RBI double to the warning track, going 1-3. Tonight will be a great matchup as Jon Lester (9-4/3.66/100) and Cole Hamels (9-4/2.49/108) will square off in the City of Brotherly Love.

Bright Spots:
John Lackey- 2 runs in 7 2/3 innings along with going 1-3 with an RBI double
Josh Reddick- 2-3 with a run scored

Dull Spots:
Jacoby Ellsbury- 0-4 with 2 runners left on base
Kevin Youkilis- 0-3
David Ortiz- 0-4 with a strikeout and 2 runners left on base
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 0-3 with 2 strikeouts
Marco Scutaro- 0-3 with 3 runners left on base

This was a good game, but it did not go our way at all.

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