Alfredo Aceves did his best Rick “Wildthing” Vaughn impression last night, giving up four runs on four hits and six walks while throwing a career high 98 pitches during a 5 IP no decision. Filling it for a sick Josh Beckett, Aceves had trouble finding the strike zone putting the Sox in an early 4-1 hole. The Sox chipped away at Padres starter Matt Latos, eventually tying the game at 4, behind four hits from Kevin “the Chin” Youkilis, Ortiz’s blazing speed, and a game tying RBI single from AL MVP Adrian Gonzalez in the 6th. However San Diego’s bullpen was lights out (they have a really impressive bullpen, the Sox should take a peak around the deadline to see if they are selling any of those dudes) and the Padres were able to take game two of the three game set 5-4.
The Red Sox finished the game with 13 hits, but were just 3-13 with runners in scoring position. I look for the Sox to bounce back this afternoon and take the series from the Padres and head to the Steel city off a W, not looking forward to it though, Lackey has replaced Dice K as the most miserable Sox pitcher to watch. Check for my twitter updates during the game, that’s if the Lackey Effect doesn’t have me drinking by the 2nd.
Computer Engineer. Queen’s University Graduate. I like to ski.