Friday, June 17, 2011

Strange Brew

The Red Sox fell behind early to the Brew Crew tonight, and then turned on the afterburners to cruise to a 10-4 victory. After John Lackey had a shaky 1st inning, giving up 2 runs, the Sox stormed back to tie it and eventually go ahead 4-2. Lackey coughed up that lead, but went on to dominate through 8 innings—at one point retiring 15 Brewers in a row.

Adrian Gonzalez had three more hits—including his 15th HR. Papi also had three hits. Dustin Pedroia turned in three defensive gems that, had they not been made, could have resulted in a quite different outcome.

On the downside, Carl Crawford tweaked a hamstring beating out an infield hit. An MRI showed a Grade 1 hamstring strain, and his prognosis is unknown. Also, Jed Lowrie was placed on the DL with shoulder problems, Clay Buchholz will have his next start delayed and Kevin Youkilis left the game with stomach issues.