Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Felix Doubront Pitches Better; Still Loses, 3-1

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The most amazing part of Felix Doubront's pitching performance last night was that when he hit 85 pitches it was the sixth inning, not the second. To paraphrase a character in the 'Airplane!' movie: "Felix picked the wrong night to stop stinking". The other "Sox" hurler—Chicago's Jose Quintana—took a no-hitter through 6 1/3 innings and shut down Boston's bats in the process. Doubront's one major lapse—a two-run HR to light-hitting octogenarian Jeff Keppinger—spelled ultimate defeat in the 3-1 loss. The Red Sox had their chances—like when Stephen Drew struck out with the bases loaded—but this one seemed out-of-reach anyway. At least the Empire lost as well.