When they hit, they don't pitch. When they pitch, they don't hit. And on Friday night, just to check all the boxes, they added poor fielding and sloppy baserunning.
After the Red Sox score three runs in the first four innings the staff imploded, resulting in a nine-run fifth inning and a demoralizing 12-5 loss to the Angels.
2yDaisuke Matsuzaka strikes out eight batters in just five innings, but it's a four-pitch walk that he remembers most.
2yGio Gonzalez allows just three hits and the Red Sox offense is held quiet again.
2yMaureen Mullen supplies some updates on Matsuzaka's return, and the injuries to Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford's injuries.
2yAccording to tweet by Ian Browne, the 34-year old outfielder will be designated for assignment to make room on the roster for returning starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.
2yThe right-hander, however, says he's working on his mechanics and not results and was pleased with how he felt.
2yBryce Harper goes 3-for-5 with three RBI, two runs scored, and finishes a triple shy of the cycle.
2yAlthough Stephen Strasburg dominates the box score, the Red Sox put up a good fight and are pleased with their battles against the flamethrowing righty.