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19 Runs Barely Enough for Red Sox

Red Sox beat Rangers in wild 19-17 game

The best thing you can say about Red Sox pitching after last night’s performance is “at least they recorded 27 outs.” Otherwise…it was an atrocious showing for the Sox arms, but Rangers pitching fared worse in a 19-17 Red Sox win.

The Sox scored 10 runs in the first inning thanks in part to two three-run HR’s for David Ortiz. Would that be enough for Sox rookie Charlie Zink?

Making his major league debut for the injured Tim Wakefield, Zink receieved a lot of support. Zink, a knuckleballer, was charged with eight runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. In some spots, his knuckleball was working great, in most others however, he was totally clobbered. Terry Francona left him in to get his first win…but he couldn’t make it out of the fifth.

Kevin Youkilis added two HR’s, including a game-winning three-run HR in the eighth inning. Why talk more about a slugfest…at least with this game, it’s all in the numbers.

Red Sox Box Score

SOX AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG.
J.D. Drew, RF 4 3 2 1 2 0 2 .288
Dustin Pedroia, 2B 6 5 5 2 0 0 1 .319
David Ortiz, DH 4 4 3 6 2 0 0 .260
Kevin Youkilis, 1B-3B 5 2 2 5 1 2 0 .316
Mike Lowell, 3B 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 .270
     Sean Casey, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .353
Jason Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 .319
Jed Lowrie, SS 5 1 2 2 0 0 6 .286
Coco Crisp, CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .247
Kevin Cash, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .222
     Jacoby Ellsbury, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .272
     Jason Varitek, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216

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3 comments for “19 Runs Barely Enough for Red Sox”

  1. I don’t even want to imagine how many runs Texas would have scored if Craig Hansen was still in that bullpen.

    Posted by Pete | August 13, 2008, 2:55 pm
  2. [...] 3B Mike Lowell on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury he suffered in last night’s 19-17 Red Sox win. The Sox recalled RHP David Pauley to fill a temporary need in the starting [...]

    Posted by Mike Lowell Placed on 15-Day DL | Sports of Boston | August 13, 2008, 6:54 pm
  3. it would’ve been a shutout after Zink left. Hansen would’ve pitched 7 shutout innings in relief

    Posted by KC | August 13, 2008, 7:51 pm

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