Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hanley Being Hanley; Red Sox Lose In LA, 2-0

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Call it "The Curse Of Mike Lowell". Hanley Ramirez clouted a 2-run HR in the fourth inning to account for all the scoring in a tough loss for the Red Sox at Chavez Ravine. John Lackey pitched a superb eight-inning complete game (other than Ramirez's HR) and still lost the game with literally no run support. The 'immortal' Ricky Nolasco immobilized Boston's bats in a 2 hour and 7 minute mini-game. Only Dustin Pedroia and Stephen Drew were able to figure out Nolasco—accounting for the two measly Red Sox hits. The loss sunk The Carmine Hose percentage points behind the victorious Rays.