Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stay Lassie, San Diego

Think Pit Bull versus Collie. The Red Sox toyed with "Lassie" for about six innings, then went in for the kill last night, mauling the Monks, 14-5.

Adrian Gonzalez had the key go-ahead double (along with two other hits and three RBI) to lead Boston past his old laundry. Andrew Miller pitched a serviceable six innings before being lit up by the first jack of the year by the gregarious Orlando Hudson (which at the time tied the game at three).

The Padre bullpen (and we use that term advisedly) allowed four runs on bases-loaded walks and hit batsmen in the 10-run 7th. The most amazing part of this blowout? The Sox had zero home runs.