Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Red Sox Manage Just 3 Hits For 3rd Straight Game (74-48)

Today, the Red Sox played another tough game against the Rays, losing 4-0. After a double, a wild pitch, and a walk with 1 out in the 1st inning, Ben Zobrist bounced a ball to second to allow a run to score and make it 1-0. In the 4th, B.J. Upton led off the inning with a long drive over the Green Monster to make it 2-0. In the 5th, Evan Longoria homered with 2 outs in the inning to give the Rays a 3-0 advantage. With runners at 1st and 2nd with 2 outs in the 7th inning, Ben Zobrist hit a line drive back to the Monster which knocked off the wall allowing a run to score and make it 4-0.
John Lackey was decent, allowing 4 runs and striking out 7 through 6 2/3 innings. He is now 11-9/6.02/86 in a tough year for him. Alfredo Aceves tossed a scoreless 1 1/3 innings and Dan Wheeler threw a scoreless inning in relief. Once again, the Red Sox only managed 3 hits in the ballgame. These belonged to Jacoby Ellsbury (1-3 with a triple), Dustin Pedroia (1-3), and Kevin Youkilis (1-4). Tomorrow, the Sox will head to Kansas City and will send Josh Beckett (9-5/2.40/133) up against Luke Hochevar (8-9/4.89/90) and the Royals.

Bright Spots:
Alredo Aceves- 1 1/3 scoreless innings
Dan Wheeler- a scoreless inning
Jacoby Ellsbury- 1-3 with a triple
Dustin Pedroia- 1-3
Kevin Youkilis- 1-4

Dull Spots:
Everybody else in the lineup- 0-19 with 5 strikeouts

This was another bad game for the Sox and we are now 1 game behind New York.

1 comment:

  1. C'mon Guys! The Yankees are in the passing lane!