That wasn’t a playoff game was it? Yesterday’s match-up between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels had everything a fan could ask for in a regular season game.
A dramatic ninth inning — Jonathan Papelbon somehow surviving against Howie Kendrick with the bases loaded and two outs in a 5-4 game. Home runs — Jason Bay and Mike Napoli answering each other at the plate hitting two bombs apiece. And a questionable call — Bay’s supposed “catch” in left field that looked as if it clearly hit the ground.
In the end, Brad Penny earned his first win in a Sox uniform going six innings on five hits allowing three runs, walking two and striking out two.
Mike Lowell and Torii Hunter also went deep in the contest. The only run not scored on a homer came in the first as Bobby Abreu grounded out scoring Chone Figgins.
Star of the Game – Bay Bay Bay/Offense
The offense came alive yesterday as Bay hit two blasts, Lowell one and Jason Varitek and Rocco Baldelli collected two hits.
Hopefully with Josh Beckett on the hill Boston will keep their offensive production going.
Next Game – Sun. 4/12 vs. Los Angeles Angels – Josh Beckett/Dustin Moseley
Beckett is 2-2 in his career against the Angels with a 3.99 ERA (17 ER/38.1 IP) in 6 games started.