Friday, April 22, 2011

Gonzo Goes Disney!

Once again, it was primarily the starting pitching that led to Boston's second road win of 2011 (4-2 over the Angels). Josh Beckett hurled a no-hitter through 5 innings, and then made just one mistake to Torii Hunter (2-Run HR). Pitching allowed the Red Sox to hang around with 2 runs of their own (produced by a 2-out single by Jacoby Ellsbury) until the 11th.

Then, with men on first and third, Adrian Gonzalez delivered his biggest Sox hit so far, a ringing double into the right-field corner to plate one. Dustin Predroia scored the insurance tally on a sac fly by Jed Lowrie. The Three Amigos in the 'pen (Bard, Jenks and Papelbon) were superb in closing out win number seven.