Friday, April 1, 2011

Duckboats Back In Storage

Scratch that 162-0 season. The Red Sox blew 2-0 and 4-2 leads on their way to a 9-5 drubbing at the hands of the reigning American League Champions. Jon Lester was horrible in his first Opening Day start—going just 5 1/3, giving up 5 earned runs on three homers. He also hit two batters, battling control problems the whole day.

On the bright side, Adrian Gonzalez had three RBI on two hits and Big Papi went yard to temporarily tie the game at 5 in the top of the eighth. Daniel Bard took the loss with a forgettable bottom of the eighth—yielding 4 earned runs.