|Aaron Cook made his Red|
Sox debut today
|He was not sharp though|
Mortensen didn't open up too well, allowing a three-run homer to Mark Reynolds-- a no-doubt shot well over the green monster. Mortensen stayed in, however, and was quite good in his role with 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 5 K-- as he has started off the season very well with a 1.42 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 6.1 innings so far. The Sox opened up the seventh by putting Adrian Gonzalez at first base with two outs before Ryan Sweeney knocked him in with a double high off the Green Monster to make it 8-1. Cody Ross proceeded to drive Sweeney in with a little bloop single into right field to make it 8-2. Scott Atchison had come in to pitch the top of the seventh, and he stayed in for the rest of the ballgame. He pitched well with 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K as he continued a strong season-- he currently stands at 1-0/1.50/14 in 18 innings this year. Just one tough inning led the Sox to dropping an 8-2 loss in Aaron Cook's debut.
Clayton Mortensen- 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 5 K
Scott Atchison- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Dustin Pedroia- 2-4, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez- 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B
Ryan Sweeney- 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Cody Ross- 1-4, 1 RBI
Aaron Cook- 2.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Nick Punto- 0-4, 2 K
Mike Aviles- 0-4, 6 LOB
Marlon Byrd- 0-3, 1 K, 2 LOB
Player of the Game:
Adrian Gonzalez- Gonzalez played an excellent game for the Red Sox, with a 3-4 day-- including a double and scoring a run.