Thursday, May 29, 2014

Juggernaut Sox Take Third Straight; Top Braves

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Break up The Carmine Hose! The Red Sox won their third straight against Atlanta, shutting out the Braves 4-0 on Wednesday night. John Lackey was again superb—going 6 1/3 scoreless inning, while striking out nine and walking none. During the night, he was routinely firing strikes at an 80% rate. Some of the Boston offense came in unconventional ways—e.g., a run-scoring double-play in the second, preceded by a throwing error. But (the resurgent) Jackie Bradley Jr., A.J. Pierzynski and Jonny Gomes each collected two hits and an RBI.  Before the game, the Red Sox honored members of the 2004 World Series championship team.