This was a pretty awful game for the Sox, as they lost 15-5, and even gave Darnell McDonald (right) a chance to pitch. Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and stole 3rd in the 1st, and Adrian Gonzalez drove him in with a single up the middle. However, Brandon Allen doubled to start off the 2nd for the A's, and a single by David DeJesus drove him in. A few batters later, Cliff Pennington drove him in to make it 2-1. In the 4th, Kurt Suzuki walked, and a batter later, Scott Sizemore homered over the Green Monster. A 2-run double by Hideki Matsui and a 2-run homer by Josh Willingham would make the score 8-1. However, in the bottom of the 4th, back-to-back home runs by Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz made it 8-3. Jacoby Ellsbury tripled to lead off the 5th, and Marco Scutaro drove him in with a groundout. In the 7th, Kurt Suzuki scored on a double by Cliff Pennington to make it 9-4. The A's put runners at 1st and 3rd with 2 outs in the 8th, and a double by Jemile Weeks made it 10-4. Then a 2-run double by David DeJesus and an RBI double by Brandon Allen made it 13-4. In the 9th, a 2-run double by Josh Willingham made it 15-4. An RBI double by Josh Reddick in the 9th made it 15-5.
Tim Wakefield had a horrible start, allowing 8 runs, 4 earned in 4 innings, he is now 6-6/5.10/72. Scott Atchison proceeded to pitch very well out of the bullpen, allowing just a run in 3 innings. Matt Albers then allowed 4 runs in an inning, and Darnell McDonald allowed 2 in one inning. I just can't believe that Darnell McDonald gave up 2 runs, he's been one of our more consistent relievers, right? Right? Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-5 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs scored. Dustin Pedroia went 2-3 with a solo home run, as he is now .306/17/70. David Ortiz (left) went 3-4 with a solo home run, as he is now .305/26/82. Today, the Sox will play a double-header to avoid Hurricane Irene on Sunday, but I will also be evacuating, so I may not be able to make the post for Game 1. I might though, and just in case, pitching will be Jon Lester (13-6/3.16/146) and Guillermo Moscoso (6-7/3.28/52).
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-5 with 2 runs scored
Dustin Pedroia- 2-3 with a solo home run
David Ortiz- 3-4 with a solo home run
Nobody! This was a perfect game... Just kidding, just kidding; all the pitchers
Jed Lowrie- 0-5 with 4 strikeouts and 6 runners left on base
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 0-3 with 2 runners left on base
Mike Aviles- 0-4 with a strikeout and 4 runners left on base
Well, this was an awful game. But at least the Yankees got beat down too!