Monday, August 27, 2012

'Nice-K' Performance Sends Sox Off With A Win

AP Photo/Steven Senne
So, the Red Sox are 2-1 in the Post-Wicked-Big-Trade Era. Daisuke Matsuzaka turned in a seven-inning gem this afternoon—giving up just one run (unearned) in a 5-1 victory over the Royals. Dice-K got his first win since May of 2011, throwing 101 pitches—71 of which were strikes. He walked two, struck out six and gave up just five hits. The offense came primarily from Cody Ross (2 for 4, double, 3 RBIs) and Jacoby Ellsbury (2 for 4, solo home run, 2 runs scored). The win allows the Sox to leave town with a 3-4 record on the homestand. They head to Anaheim, Oakland and Seattle for the next nine games.