Jon Lester (right) was actually pretty sharp, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, in 6 innings. He still lost, however, and is now 9-4/3.66/100. In relief, Matt Albers threw 2/3 of an inning, Tommy Hottovy threw 1/3 and Dan Wheeler threw a scoreless inning. Adrian Gonzalez continued his torrid streak, going 2-4 and raising his average up to a remarkable .360 mark. Jason Varitek actually had a good game, going 2-3. Tonight, Tim Wakefield (4-2/4.26/31) will take his first trip to PIttsburgh since 1993, when he was a member of the team, and will face Jeff Karstens (4-4/2.54/51).
Jon Lester- 2 earned runs in 6 innings, despite a loss
Dan Wheeler- a scoreless inning of relief
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-4
Jason Varitek- 2-3
Jacoby Ellsbury- 0-4 despite a walk and run scored
Darnell McDonald- 1-4 with 6 runners left on base
Mike Cameron- 0-3 with 2 strikeouts
This was a tough game, and I'm disappointed they lost.