Monday, September 5, 2011
Now, How Did This Happen? Blue Jays Walk Off In Extras (84-56)
Josh Beckett was good, but he didn't last long. He left in the 4th inning after spraining his right ankle pushing off of the rubber on a 2-2 pitch to Brett Lawrie. Alfredo Aceves came in in relief, and was equally good, tossing 3 2/3 more shutout innings against the Blue Jays, including a 5th inning where he struck out the side in order. Then Daniel Bard came in, who was very sharp for an inning and 1/3. Jonathan Papelbon was not quite as good, but he was able to escape a bases loaded jam by striking out Adam Lind on three straight fastballs. Dan Wheeler looked pretty good until Lawrie capitalized on a pitch down the middle, and he would earn the loss. The Red Sox bats were not very good, the few bright spots being Josh Reddick (2-5 with a double) and Marco Scutaro (2-4 with a double) as the Sox only managed 7 hits in the game. Tomorrow, the Sox will go for a win with Jon Lester (14-6/3.05/156) going against Luis Perez (3-2/3.77/51).
All the Pitchers- Just 1 run in 11 innings despite the loss
Josh Reddick- 2-5 with a double
Marco Scutaro- 2-4 with a double
The other batters- 3-30
Not a good game, not a good game at all.