Friday, April 16, 2010
The Red Sox have once again prevented a team from scoring, their own team. And the only silver lining is that David Ortiz didn't strike out.
Dustin Pedroia remains red hot, but he can't do it by himself. He had 3 of the Sox' 6 hits yesterday. It's sadly funny that the "defensive" players have given the Sox some of the best individual offensive performances. Scutaro's hitting .310, Beltre's at .303, and Hermida's at .294. Meanwhile, V-Mart's struggling at .231, Drew's at .143, and we all know about Ortiz's difficulties.
But you know what, you're not going to win many games when your starter gives up 5 earned in 5.1 innings. Especially with a shallow bullpen to follow him.
Apart from Pedroia, who went 3 for 4, none of the Red Sox did anything to win this game.
The Sox come home for a 10 game road trip starting tonight against the Rays. Beckett faces Wade Davis.