Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dignity Restored

It was not a thing of beauty. The Red Sox salvaged some sense of dignity in Pittsburgh by taking the rubber match from the Bucs, 4-2. A total of six errors set the tone (2 by the Sox)—but it was Andrew Miller with his second straight strong start that was the real story. Miller had some shaky moments, but yielded only one earned run over 6 innings—striking out 4 and giving up only 5 hits.

For the third straight game at PNC, the Sox struck first, but fell behind for the third time in as many days as well. They surged ahead on the strength of an error and two sac flies—not exactly the thunderous offense we have seen.

We'll take it, and head to Philly for three (minus Roy Halladay who won today).