Royals - 001 010 001 - 3 7 0In his first major league start of the season, Colon did quite well (5-6-2-2-4, 74).
Red Sox - 100 040 10x - 6 12 0
All 15 outs he recorded were in the infield -- eight grounders, four strikeouts and three popups. He allowed six singles, two of them to Joey Gathright, who scored the Royals' first two runs.
The pen also shone: Craig Hansen pitched a perfect sixth; Javier Lopez worked around a leadoff walk in the seventh; Manny Delcarmen had a 1-2-3 eighth; and Mike Timlin got two quick outs before allowing a walk and an RBI single in the ninth.
Jacoby Ellsbury was on base four times, with a home run to start the first, two singles and a walk; he also stole his 19th base. Dustin Pedroia had three singles, Jason Varitek homered, singled and walked (and is 8-for-15 during this homestand), and Julio Lugo singled twice.
Brett Tomko (5.32, 80 ERA+) / Bartolo Colon (2008 debut)
We are out tonight, so ThreadSox is the place to be.
My plan: tape the game, avoid all media, and watch when I get home as though it's a west coast game.
I-95 Watch: Chris Smith was returned to Pawtucket yesterday to make room for Justin Masterson, who was sent to Pawtucket (which was actually a promotion from Portland) after his start so Bartolo Colon could be brought up.
Also: Rays/A's at 3:30 and Orioles/LPY* at 7.