Friday, July 29, 2011

Red Sox Bleached, Lose To White Sox (64-40)

Tonight was a bad game for the Red Sox, things went from a 1-0 lead to a 1-1 tie to a 3-1 loss in the matter of about 20 minutes. The Red Sox got their lone run on a solo home run by Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the top of the 3rd, and it was the first of only 3 hits in the game for the Sox. In the 6th inning, Juan Pierre reached base for the White Sox on a perfectly placed bunt to start the inning. Omar Vizquel immediately laid down another bunt, getting Pierre to second before a wild pitch by Wakefield put Pierre on third. Paul Konerko cashed in with a line drive to left field that Carl Crawford caught, but Pierre came home to tie the game at 1-1. In the 7th, a leadoff walk to Carlos Quentin set up for a crushed 2-run homer for A.J. Pierzynski to give the White Sox a 3-1 lead and eventually win.
Tim Wakefield pitched pretty well going for his 200th career win, allowing 3 runs in
7 innings. However, he earned the loss and is now 6-4/5.06/52. Alfredo Aceves relieved him with a scoreless inning, as he has just been lights out from the bullpen this year. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (left) was just about the only offensive bright spot for the Red Sox, as he went 1-3 with a solo home run and is now .257/9/32. Drew Sutton (1-2) and Marco Scutaro (1-3) got the only other Red Sox hits of the night, as it was a tough game for our batters. The Red Sox and Jon Lester (10-4/3.23/116) will look to even the score against Philip Humber (8-6/3.27/73) and the White Sox tomorrow night.

Bright Spots:
Tim Wakefield- despite falling short of his 200th win, 3 runs in 7 innings is good
Alfredo Aceves- a scoreless inning of relief
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 1-3 with a solo home run
Drew Sutton- 1-2
Marco Scutaro- 1-3

Dull Spots:
Red Sox batters 1-6- 0-20

This was not a fun game to watch.

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