Former Patriot Wes Welker reportedly will be suspended for apparently taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby, sources say. (AP/MassLive) Former Patriot WR Welker Suspended 4 Games for Doing Molly? Rob Gronkowski (Photo Courtesy of nflspinzone.com) Yo Soy Fiesta! What to Expect from Rob Gronkowski in Week 1 The six Boston starters in September (photos courtesy of ESPN.com) Red Sox Switch to Six-Man Rotation Rajon Rondo (Redsarmy.com) Rajon Rondo Trade Rumors: 5 Teams He Could End Up With

Sox Settle for Split in Japan

Jon Lester allowed a colossal 3-run HR to Emil Brown which broke the game wide open, giving the A’s a 4-0 lead and an eventual 5-1 win.

Manny Ramirez provided all the offense for the Sox with his 491st career HR, and his 5th RBI so far this season, to bring the Sox within 3.

Oakland scored once more in the 8th to take a 5-1 lead. Former Sox hurlers Kieth Foulke and Alan Embree pitched the final 2 innings, closing the door on the Red Sox bid for a second-straight win.

Lester finished with 4 innings and 4 ERs on 5 hits, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts. He pitched a scoreless 4th inning after a tough 3rd inning, in which he allowed the Brown 3-run shot. Francona took him out because his pitch count was high (83 pitches in 4 innings) and leaving him in any more could put the game out of reach. To me, it looks like they’re still babying Lester, but it is early so I’ll reserve my judgment for now.

The Sox are now headed back to the United States for a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers to begin on Saturday.

About KC Downey - @kc_downey

KC is the "head coach" of the Sports of Boston, LLC blog network. Follow him on Twitter: @kc_downey

Tags: , , , ,

Discussion

One comment for “Sox Settle for Split in Japan”

  1. [...] Red Sox >> Sox-A’s Game 2 Recap [...]

    Posted by Celtics Sweep Heat | Sports of Boston | March 31, 2008, 8:33 pm

Post a comment