Red Sox Season Finale vs. NY

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jed, Papi Bust Out The Whoopin' Sticks

The Red Sox keep on keepin' on, as they busted out the lumber in getting a 9-6 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field last night.

Jed Lowrie hit two home runs, and he now has six on the year. David Ortiz hit his 30th of this season, and became the third Sox player in team history to do it six times. He tied Manny Ramirez with six, trailing only Ted Williams, who did it eight times.

Not bad for guy who was clearly washed up at the end of this past April.

Papi's home run was especially huge, as the Red Sox were trailing 5-4 in the 8th with two outs and two on. The Sox added two big runs in the 9th on RBIs by Ryan Kalish and Josh Reddick.

Daisuke Matsuzaka went six innings, allowing five earned runs. The bullpen shut down Seattle the rest of the way (Jonathan Papelbon gave up a meaningless run in the ninth). Rich Hill, in his Red Sox debut having just been called up from Pawtucket, got the final out in the 7th and got the win.

The Red Sox now trail Tampa Bay by 6 1/2 games in the Wild Card, as they lost to New York last night. Still hangin' on. Clay Buchholz goes for his 16th win today as the Red Sox look for a sweep to end the road trip.

The Red Sox will open the 2011 season in Texas on Friday, April 1st (yes, the MLB season opens on a Friday in 2011), as next year's schedule was released yesterday. They will open the home season on Friday, April 8th against New York.


Ken In San Diego said...

Did you see the Padres are going to Fenway in 2011? Hmmm...

The Omnipotent Q said...

At first I thought the Sox were going back to Petco, but no such luck. Well, Ken, we can always meet up at Fenway!