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.
2yBoth Kevin Youkilis and Will Middlebrooks will both be in the lineup Sunday, while David Ortiz will get his first day off at Fenway Park this season.
2yWill Middlebrooks continues to make it easy for Bobby Valentine to put him in the lineup each day, falling just a triple shy of the cycle with two RBI.
2yDustin Pedroia gets a shave and then picks up three hits, one night after Bobby Valentine predicted the second baseman was about to get hot as a firecracker.
2yFranklin Morales earns himself at least one more start with another dominant performance in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Braves.
2yEver since they faced each other five years ago in Winter Ball in Venezuela, Martin Prado knew Morales had Major League stuff.
2yFranklin Morales goes six innings, allowing two earned runs while Dustin Pedroia, Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava pace the offense.
2yCarl Crawford begins a 20-day rehab assignment, Jacoby Ellsbury takes groundballs, and Andrew Bailey suffers a setback.