June 12, 2012

G62: Red Sox 2, Marlins 1

Red Sox - 000 000 200 - 2  6  0
Marlins - 000 000 100 - 1  8  2
Kelly Shoppach's two-out double brought in the first run of the game and Mike Aviles, given new life when Marlins catcher John Buck dropped his foul pop-up near the first base dugout, followed with an RBI single as Buchholz (7-5-1-2-9, 103) outdueled Buehrle (7-5-2-1-4, 96). Boston snapped a four-game losing streak.

Vicente Padilla allowed two singles with two outs in the eighth, but got Giancarlo Stanton looking at strike three. In the ninth, Alfredo Aceves gave up a leadoff single to Logan Morrison, but retired the next three batters, stranding a pinch-runner at first.

Miami's Jose Reyes began the first inning (as he did last night) with a triple. This time, however, the Marlins did not score, as Buchholz struck out the next three batters.

The Marlins had runners at first and second with two outs in the third when Hanley Ramirez beat out an infield hit to shortstop. For some reason, Reyes rounded third and tried to score, and was thrown out easily.

In the seventh, Will Middlebrooks singled with one out. After Adrian Gonzalez flew out to center, Shoppach cracked his second double of the night. WMB scored easily to give Boston a 1-0 lead. Aviles then singled in Shoppach.

Morrison got one run back with a solo home run to start the Miami seventh.

Darnell McDonald had two singles, and was on base three times. ... The top five hitters in Boston's lineup went 1-for-18.
Clay Buchholz / Mark Buehrle
Podsednik, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Gonzalez, RF
Shoppach, C
Aviles, SS
McDonald, LF
Buchholz, P
Buchholz, who pitched a complete game shutout against the Orioles last Thursday, has a 3.10 ERA over his last six starts. His 125 pitches against Baltimore was the second-highest total of his career (127, May 18, 2011).


9casey said...

Papi is 21-62 against Buerhle. Are we showcasing Yook that much that he has to play?

allan said...

From Globe's Extra Bases pre-game:

"According to Bobby Valentine, the decision was made "two weeks ago" to have David Ortiz sit the second game of this series. Meanwhile Ortiz is 21 of 62 against Mark Buehrle and Youkilis is 3 of 14. Youkilis also is 3 of his last 22 with one extra-base and one RBI."


9casey said...

Stupid....two weeks ago? Things change..