Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Red Sox Fall To Undefeated O's; Lose 5-3

The Red Sox got uncharacteristically lousy pitching from Junichi Tazawa, as Boston blew an early lead, falling to the Baltimore juggernaut, 5-3. The biggest loss could be Will Middlebrooks—who re-injured his previously fractured right wrist with an awkward swing on an inside pitch in the first inning. Catching prospect Christian Vazquez showed why he is rapidly moving up the prospect ladder in an already crowded catching field. He threw out two runners in the eight with laser-like accuracy and strength. Jonny Gomes homered and Pedro Ciriaco also delivered some offense, but it wasn't enough on this night.