Sunday, August 04, 2013
I'd Call It a Success
Jake Peavy made his Red Sox debut last night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and came away with the win.
He gave up two runs in 7+ innings, struck out 7 and walked 2. Peavy left to a loud standing ovation from the Fenway Faithful after the first runner reached in the 8th.
Peavy also has Jonny Gomes to thank for the W, as he threw out Cliff Pennington at the plate (who for some unknown reason didn't slide) in the top of the 8th, and he would have tied the game.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the 8th to ice the game at 5-2.
The Sox remained one up in the AL East, as Tampa Bay won, Baltimore lost so they are 5 1/2 back, and New York won, so they stay 8 1/2 back.
The Red Sox are now 67-45, and need just two wins to match their 2012 total, and become the first team this year to match their total of last year.