Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hit-tucine Alfredo

On one of the nicest nights at Fenway all year (read: more than 45 degrees and no precipitation), the Red Sox slipped back into their April doldrums, losing their 3rd straight, 10-7.

Alfredo Aceves was simply miserable. He gave up eight runs (6 earned) on 8 hits. He also walked 3 and hit a batter–all in a tidy 5 innings.

Pretty much the only highlight of the night was Jason Varitek's eye-popping 3-4—including his 2nd HR. Papi also went yard for his 12th (10th in the month of May). Oh, and J.D. Drew made a catch in right reminiscent of The Miracle Brunansky Catch (amazingly also against the White Sox—and even more amazingly hit by current manager Ozzie Guillen).

All in all, a crappy night in Beantown.