Thursday, June 30, 2011

Battery Power

The battery of Jon Lester and Jason Varitek pretty much took care of Boston's rubber match in Philly, beating the CheeseSteakers, 5-2. Lester went seven stellar innings, giving up just two hits on the way to his 10th victory of the year. Tek homered twice to give some pad to an early lead.

The Red Sox needed that pad. After Daniel Bard hurled a scoreless eighth, Bobby Jenks started the ninth by doing his best Bobby Jenks imitation. A Ryan Howard two-run HR later (along with a follow-up walk), necessitated a call to Jonathan Papelbon. Pap closed out the game for his 15th save.