|Beckett had a very strong|
outing last night
Two ground ball singles woke the Orioles' offense up, as they now had runners at the corners with no outs off Josh Beckett. Robert Andino knocked a bloop single into right field to score one of those runs and tie things up at 1-1. It wouldn't stay 1-1 for long, however, as Endy Chavez hit a slow bouncer to second base. Dustin Pedroia went for the double play, but only got one out and the run scored (it would've scored anyway). That run made the difference as the Orioles took a 2-1 lead. Josh Beckett exited the game after the eighth after a pretty good outing that saw him go 8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 5 K-- however, he earned the loss as the Red Sox offense sucked tonight.
Vicente Padilla- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R
Kevin Youkilis- 1-3, 1 BB
Will Middlebrooks- 2-4
Adrian Gonzalez- 1-3
Darnell McDonald- 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B
Marlon Byrd- 1-3
Dustin Pedroia- 0-4, 2 K, 1 LOB
Player of the Game:
Josh Beckett- Despite being tagged with the loss, Beckett pitched very well last night, allowing two runs and walking none in eight innings-- he is now 4-6/4.04/51 this year.