Sunday, September 25, 2011

Red Sox Falling Even Farther Into September Hole (88-70)

The Red Sox lost again today, falling for their 4th straight time and making this September even worse. A badly timed wild pitch and passed ball in the 1st inning made the score 2-0 Yankees early. After a walk to Alex Rodriguez in the 3rd inning, Jorge Posada crushed a lined drive, second deck home run into right field to make it 4-0. However, Jacoby Ellsbury put us on the board by leading off the 4th inning with a homer to right to make it 4-1. After a leadoff double in the 5th by Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez drove him in with a ground ball into right field. In the 6th, Jacoby Ellsbury lifted the team again with his 2nd homer of the day to make it 5-2. The Yankees extended their lead in the 6th on a double by Derek Jeter to make it 6-2.
      Tim Wakefield was pretty bad, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks in 4 innings. Matt Albers allowed a run in 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. He was relieved by Scott Atchison and Andrew Miller who shut out the Yankees with 1 1/3 and 1 inning, respectively. Jacoby Ellsbury had a great game, going 3-4 with 2 home runs, but he was the only one, as he is now .322/30/11, a great year any way you slice it. In the nightcap of the double-header, John Lackey (12-12/6.49/104) will continue his Cy Young season against Ivan Nova (16-4/3.64/95) and the Yankees.

Bright Spots:
Scott Atchison- 1 1/3 scoreless innings
Andrew Miller- a scoreless inning
Jacoby Ellsbury- 3-4 with 2 solo home runs

Dull Spots:
Everybody else

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