June 26, 2013

G80: Red Sox 5, Rockies 3

Rockies - 100 001 010 - 3  9  0
Red Sox - 302 000 00x - 5 10  0
Shane Victorino went 3-for-4 and scored two runs and John Lackey (7-8-2-0-12, 98) tied a career high with 12 strikeouts as the Red Sox swept the two-game series against Colorado.

After Lackey allowed a run in the first, Boston struck for three. Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and Victorino singled him home. Five pitches - and the game was tied. After Dustin Pedroia flew out, David Ortiz doubled in Victorino. Ortiz went to third on Mike Napoli's groundout and scored on Daniel Nava's single.

In the third, Victorino and Pedroia singled and Ortiz walked, loading the bases with none out. Runs scored on Napoli's single and Nava's sacrifice fly.

Lackey struck out the side in the first, second, and fourth innings. In the eighth, Junichi Tazawa allowed the second of Michael Cuddyer's two home runs. Koji Uehara had an uneventful ninth for the save, with two strikeouts and a ground ball to short.

The Red Sox and Blue Jays begin a four-game series at Fenway Park tomorrow.
Roy Oswalt / John Lackey
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Nava, LF
Saltalamacchia, C
Drew, SS
Iglesias, 3B
Note the afternoon starting time!

Fun tweet from Alex Speier: "Jose Iglesias would have to go 0-for-52 for his batting average to drop below .300."

Iglesias has 126 plate appearances and is hitting .434.

(Two weeks ago, I said there is no way he can keep this up. He has hit .410 since then (and has hit .440 over the last 28 days). ... I'll say it again: there no way Iglesias can keep his average over .400. His .490 BABIP is completely ridiculous and must come down. ... I'll be right eventually (won't I?), but this sure is fun.)

1 comment:

allan said...

Edes tweet: "Lackey only sixth Sox pitcher to K 12> while walking none. Pedro did it 10 times, Clemens 6, Nomo, Hurst, Lonborg. Rocket K's 20, 0 B vs Det"

Simply put: "Lackey became just the sixth Sox pitcher since at least 1916 to strike out at least a dozen batters while issuing no walks."