Andrew Miller was, frankly, awful; he allowed 7 runs, 5 earned, in 3 2/3 innings, as he is now 4-1/5.45/17. Alfredo Aceves out of the bullpen, however, was very good, earning the win with 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, as he is now 6-1/3.28/41, as he's been a great acquisition for Theo. Matt Albers followed with a scoreless inning and Franklin Morales allowed 2 runs in an inning to close the game. Adrian Gonzalez played a great game, going 2-3 with 3 runs and 2 RBIs, as he is now .348/17/84. Dustin Pedroia, on the other hand, played a simply fantastic game, coming just a home run away from the cycle by going 4-5 with 3 runs and an RBI, as he is now .304/13/51. David Ortiz also played a great game, going 4-5 with 5 RBIs, as he is now a fantastic .306/19/64. Jason Varitek only went 1-5, but his one hit was a flat out bomb, that made him .235/6/20. Jacoby Ellsbury did well off the bench, going 2-3 with a run scored. Tonight, John Lackey (8-8/6.28/63) will face Bruce Chen (5-3/3.30/44) in the 3rd game of this 4 game series.
Alfredo Aceves- 3 1/3 shutout innings out of the 'pen.
Matt Albers- a scoreless inning of relief
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-3 with 3 runs and 2 RBIs
Dustin Pedroia- 4-5 with 3 runs and an RBI as well as 3/4 of a cycle
David Ortiz- 4-5 with 5 RBIs
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-3 with 1 run off the bench
Andrew Miller- 7 runs in 3 2/3 innings in a bad start
Franklin Morales- 2 runs in 1 inning out of the bullpen
Darnell McDonald- 0-2 leading off for some reason
Well, this was a fun one to watch, nice and roller-coasterey, hey, I'm a blogger, I can make up words!