Sunday, July 13, 2014

Red Sox Collect 13 Hits; Lose To Astros, 3-2

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
ConstipationNation has returned. After collecting thirteen hits, the Red Sox walked off the Minute Maid Park diamond 3-2 losers. The two plays that best defined the game were double-plays: hit into by David Ortiz with the bases-loaded and Dustin Pedroia (to end the game) with two on. Also, in the 8th inning a weird attempted force play resulted in an failed athletic attempt by Pedroia to stay on the second base bag. The winning run eventually scored. Jake Peavy has still not won since late April and may have hurled his final game in Carmine Hose. He went seven solid innings, giving up just six hits and all three runs. He struck out nine and gave up one two-run HR. On the bright side, the kids kept on hitting—Brock 'Babe' Holt was 3-5 (now hitting .315), while Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr.. and Mookie Betts were all 2-4.