We went from a win to a loss, from slugging to almost nothing. We could have spread out Tuesday’s run total, sharing the wealth between Tuesday and yesterday, and we would have won easily last night. That’s the nature of the game, I guess.
Lackey gave up a solo shot in the fourth. We tied it up at one when Pedroia smashed a solo shot toward the Monster with two out in the sixth. It was huge. I am continually amazed by how much power he’s got when he unleashes.
Lackey’s night ended after six. But they were six glorious innings. He gave up only one run on five hits; it was just the one mistake. He didn’t even walk anybody. Unfortunately, things fell apart when he left the mound. Breslow came on, allowed a double, picked up the inning’s first out, and issued a walk. Then he was pulled in favor of Uehara, who gave up a bases-clearing double.
Tazawa came out for the eighth. In the bottom of the frame, Napoli walked with two out and scored on a double by Salty to trim the lead to one. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late. And we came up just short, 3-2.
In other news, the Bruins finally beat the Penguins, 2-1, in sudden death!