Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mostly Stuff To Like On Tuesday

Here's some of the good stuff that happened to the Red Sox on Tuesday:

Felix Doubront pitched probably his best game ever in a Red Sox uniform, going 8 innings and allowing just three hits and no walks. He retired the last 17 hitters he faced. Like to see more of this Doubront in the future.

Jonny Gomes got another clutch hit: a two-run game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth to win Game 2.

Alfredo Aceves was good yet again, going five innings and allowing just one run before the rain showed up in Game 1. And he earned another ticket on the Pawtucket shuttle after the game.

Four solid innings from the pen after the rain delay ended in Game 1. Junichi Tazawa, Andrew Miller, Koji Uehara and Craig Breslow scattered three hits and allowed no runs.

Jose Iglesias just keeps on hitting. His current streak is at 18 games, the longest in MLB right now. He's hitting an amazing .435, in just 92 at-bats.

The Red Sox have the best record in the AL with the sweep over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. They are 44-29, lead Baltimore by 2 1/2, New York by 4, and TB by 7.

And some not so good:

Andrew Bailey coughed up another one, giving up a game-tying HR to Kelly Johnson in the ninth on his second pitch. He took away what should have been a well-earned win for Felix Doubront, and got the vulture win on Gomes' home run. Bailey continues to be a monumental disappointment.

Both Clay Buchholz and David Ross were put on the DL. Buchholz may not be on long, as he last pitched on June 7th. But Ross was placed on the 7 day concussion DL, as he has another recurrence of the concussion symptoms. Ryan Larvarnway was brought back up.

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