June 24, 2008

G80: Red Sox 5, Diamondbacks 4

Diamondbacks - 013 000 000 - 4  7  0
Red Sox - 100 000 04x - 5 11 1
Boston batted around in the eighth inning and came back against Arizona.

Pedroia's home run down the left field line gave the Red Sox an early 1-0 lead, but after two two-out singles in the first, Davis retired 14 of the next 16 batters. During that time, Chad Tracy drove in four runs to give the Snakes the lead -- an RBI single in the second and a three-run dong in the third.

Masterson, after looking like he would not make it out of the fourth inning, once again gave the Sox six frames (6-7-4-4-4, 101). It was Chris Smith, in his second major league appearance, who held the line, allowing only a two-out walk in two innings and getting credit for the win.

Singles by Lugo and Ellsbury to start the eighth chased Davis. Qualls allowed a run on Pedroia's single, then struck out Drew and got Manny to ground to third. but Ramirez's grounder was a tough hop and a double play was not possible.

That gave Lowell a chance to bat - and Doctor Doubles gave his team some Rx by drilling a game-tying two-bagger off the Wall. Varitek then whacked a high slider to right, Lowell scored, and the Sox had retaken the lead.

Bot walked Byrnes with one out in the ninth, but fanned Drew's brother and got Hudson to ground out to Lowell for the last out.

Tampa beat Florida 6-4 to stay 1 GB; the Pirates pounded the Yankees 12-5, dropping the MFY 5.5 GB.

***

Doug Davis (3.65, 123 ERA+) / Justin Masterson (3.00, 144 ERA+)

It's Jerry Remy Day!

We are watching the game from St. Anthony, Newfoundland.

Update on Yook's eye, from the Globe:
"Kevin Youkilis is out of the lineup tonight. Youkilis, who was hit under the right eye by a warmup toss before the fifth inning Monday night, still has swelling and water in the eye, and saw an eye specialist today. Manager Terry Francona said the team is shooting for a return tomorrow for Youkilis."

1 comment:

redsock said...

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. J.D. Drew, RF
4. Manny Ramirez, DH
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Brandon Moss, 1B
8. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Julio Lugo, SS

1. Eric Byrnes, LF
2. Stephen Drew, SS
3. Orlando Hudson, 2B
4. Conor Jackson, 1B
5. Chad Tracy, DH
6. Chris Young, CF
7. Augie Ojeda, 3B
8. Jeff Salazar, RF
9. Chris Snyder, C