Sean McAdam and the Boston Red Sox had one thing in common last night. Both of their performances were terrible.
With that said, thank goodness for Rex Hudler in the third and fourth innings.
Jered Weaver struck out eight batters in 6 2/3 innings pitched allowing four hits and one run — unearned — to notch his first victory of the season.
In the box score, Tim Wakefield was touched up only for three runs but it could have been much worse as Boston’s knuckleballer escaped two bases loaded situations — first inning with two outs and fifth inning with no outs — allowing no runs in either situation.
Goat of the Game – Pitchers
Wakefield and Justin Masterson were just not effective, plain and simple.
In the one inning that Masterson came in to relieve Wakefield, he let up three runs on four hits stopping any real chance the Red Sox had at climbing back into the game.
Upside, at least Javier Lopez had a scoreless inning in the eighth.
Next Game – Sat. 4/11 vs. Los Angeles Angels – Brad Penny/Shane Loux
Brad Penny makes his Red Sox debut in what some fans may be saying is a must win game. Penny is 1-3 with a 4.99 ERA in his career against the Angels (17 ER/30.2 IP) in 5 games started.
Shane Loux will make his first Major League start since 2003 on Friday.
Loux is a 6’2 right-handed thrower from Rapid City, San Diego. The last
big league club he pitched for was the Seattle Mariners in 2007. He
pitched in an independent league in Florida in 2008.