6:43 Jon Lester tries to get the Red Sox back on track tonight, after getting hit hard in Oakland in
his last start.
Second to Jonathon Papelbon as the Red Sox most promising rookie, Lester is 5-0 with a 3.04 ERA. His opponent: Kelvim Escobar – 6-9, 3.88 ERA. Escobar has given up 12 runs this year, which is one less than the Red Sox have hit in a week.
7:16 Game delayed for 1 hr. Worst part about that is that I cannot watch NESN on mlb.tv because, on mlb.tv, I can watch the game, the whole game, and nothing but the game.
9:23 Lester and Escobar work scorless first innings. Escobar strikes out the side and walks Papi, throwing 22 pitches. Lester only throws 11. Yankees winning 6-0 in 7th inning.
9:47 Prior to the game, Jon Lester promised to reduce his pitch count. In 3 innings, Lester has thrown only 35 pitches.
Yankees won 6-0.
10:03 Guererro was caught leaning the wrong way and Lester picked him off. Lester has now thrown 53 pitches in 4 innings (a little less than 13 per inning, or 120 in 9 innings). Angels still lead 1-0.
10:35 What did I say about Coco Crisp? Crisp hits a key double after Lowell strikes out and scores on Gonzo’s single. Loretta grounds into a double play to end the innning, so the Red Sox only score 1. 1-1, Top 6.
10:45 It’s a pitching duel! 1-1 going to the bottom of the 6th, as Lester gets Juan Rivera to pop out to end the inning and strand runners at second and third.
11:00 Red Sox get a run on Manny‘s double on a hit and run after Ortiz gets an infield single. Yes, you read that right. Ortiz got an infield single, and Terry Francona put on a hit and run with him on first. Manny lined one down the line in left to put the Sox up 2-1.
11:30 So much for all the young pitching talent… Lester, Delcarmen, and Lopez all pitched in the bottom of the seventh, and gave up a total of 6 runs. 7-2 Angels.