Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cardinals Looking A BIt Too Accustomed To Chris Carpenter (3-1)

Chris Carpenter lost the game
On the surface, today's 9-3 loss might look like a slugfest-- however, if not for one big inning for the Cardinals, it would've been a pitching game. It started out quite low scoring, with Josh Beckett opening the game with 3 shutout innings-- allowing just two hits. In 2+ innings, Felix Doubront looked a little rough-- allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2. Jesse Carlson was equally rough, as he contributed with a run on a hit in the Cardinals' 3-run 6th inning. After a scoreless 7th, the Red Sox struck right back-- on singles by Juan Carlos Linares and Pedro Ciriaco, plus a walk by Jason Repko-- the Sox loaded the bases with two gone. That's when Jose Iglesias rocketed a triple down the line to score all three runners and tie the game at 3-3. That inning ended eventually, and Chris Carpenter took the mound, which is when it all began to unfurl for the Red Sox. In 1 inning, he allowed 2 hits, 4 runs, and 3 walks. Garrett Mock soon came in and was also off, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk in 1 inning. The Red Sox were unable to hit enough to keep up with Carpenter's miscues and they dropped their first game.

Bright Spots:
Josh Beckett- 3 innings, 2 hits, no runs, no walks, no strikeouts
Juan Carlos Linares- 1-2, 1 run
Pedro Ciriaco- 1-1, 1 run
Jason Repko- 1-3, 1 run, 1 walk
Jose Iglesias- 1-4, 1 triple, 3 RBI

Dull Spots:
Felix Doubront- 2 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts
Jesse Carlson- 1 inning, 1 run, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
Chris Carpenter- 1 inning, 2 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, 1 strikeout
Garrett Mock- 1 inning, 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
Jacoby Ellsbury- 0-2, 1 strikeout, 2 left on base
Dustin Pedroia- 0-2, 1 strikeout, 2 left on base
Oscar Tejeda- 0-2, 1 strikeout, 1 left on base
Josh Kroeger- 0-3, 2 left on base
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 0-2, 2 left on base
Will MIddlebrooks- 0-3, 3 strikeouts, 3 left on base

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