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Sox Overcome 7-Run Deficit to Beat O’s

Brad Penny dug the Red Sox in a very deep hole after allowing seven runs in the second inning, including a grandslam to deep center field by Nick Markakis. But, two things were working in the Sox favor Friday night: they were in Fenway Park…and they were facing the Baltimore Orioles.

The Sox came roaring back, scoring four in the bottom of the second inning on a Jason Bay two-run homer, a Jacoby Ellsbury RBI single, and a sacrifice fly from David Ortiz. J.D. Drew hit a solo shot in the third, then the Sox scored three more times in the fifth to tie the score at 8-8.

In the sixth inning, the Sox completed the comeback, scoring twice off Danys Baez to take a 10-8 lead. Kevin Youkilis was hit in the helmet and reached base. The HBP clearly rattled Baez, as he subsequently loaded the bases. Jason Bay hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded, and Mike Lowell singled home Youk to cap the scoring.

Jonathan Papelbon came on in the ninth to earn the save in the 10-8 Red Sox win.

Sox Stud of the Game

J.D. Drew, RF: Drew, when healthy, is really good and it’s a shame he can’t stay on the field. He’s out there for the Sox now, and he’s producing in a big way. He went 2-2 with a HR, triple, three walks, three runs scored, and one RBI.

Sox Dud of the Game

David Ortiz, DH: I won’t pick on Brady Penny’s atrocious outing, instead concentrating on Big Papi. The last three years, he’s been a notorious slow starter, and it’s no different this season. Ortiz did finish with an RBI, but went 0-4 with 3Ks and seven men left on base. Not good.

Game Notes

WP – Ramon Ramirez (1-0)
LP – Danys Baez (0-1)
S – Jonathan Papelbon (3)

  • Brad Penny did not earn his first loss, but was really bad. He allowed eight runs on six hits and five walks in just three innings.
  • Jeremy Guthrie didn’t fare much better, allowing eight runs (five earned) on eight hits and four walks in 4.2 IP.
  • Manny Delcarmen came on in the fourth to stop the bleeding, and tossed 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury (2-5) and Dustin Pedroia (3-4) had multi-hit games as they try to bust out of their slumps.

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3 comments for “Sox Overcome 7-Run Deficit to Beat O’s”

  1. Sox Overcome 7-Run Deficit to Beat O’s: Brad Penny dug the Red Sox in a very deep hole after allowing seven runs..

    Posted by Sports of Boston | April 18, 2009, 12:41 am
  2. I felt horrible seeing Brady Penny getting rocked and allowing one walk after the other, but it was great to finally see our bullpen in some great relief action and our bats coming alive to see us come back from seven runs behind. On the fantasy baseball side I got hurt by Penny, but drew, youk and lowell got me some production.

    Posted by Josh | April 18, 2009, 8:10 pm
  3. […] The Red Sox starters’ troubles continued in the opener as the Orioles plated seven second-inning runs off Brad Penny. Terry Francona was able to get another inning out of him before he allowed another run and forced his early exit. However, Jason Bay and Drew each homered and Dustin Pedroia added three hits as the Sox came back from the seven-run hole to win 10-8. […]

    Posted by Red Sox Sweep Orioles to Win First Series of Season | Sports of Boston | April 20, 2009, 6:07 pm

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