|Final - 9.22.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Boston Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||2||0|
|Kansas City Royals||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||X||5||9||1|
|WP: Zack Greinke (15 - 8)
SV: Joakim Soria (28)
LP: Paul Byrd (1 - 2)
Well, we knew we were facing Zack Greinke and that'd it be tough to pull out the win. But...
But nothing, actually. The Sox just pretty much got spanked, 5-1, in a loss on Tuesday night.
The Royals scored 5 runs in the first inning off Paul Byrd to get things going on the right foot (for them). Greinke just dealt from there, allowing just two hits in 6 innings of work.
The Sox's offense was non-existant. Although the team walked six times, it really didn't matter as they only produced two hits (Victor Martinez and Dustin Pedroia, thank you). V-Mart had the only RBI, but bringing Jacoby Ellsbury in on a ground out. It was V-Mart's 101 RBI of the season.
Byrd actually worked 6.2 innings, but those 5 runs were a killer in the first. He threw just 101 pitches -- not too shabby (but, once again, damn that first inning).
Two more with the Royals. Here's to hoping the Sox can manage a split.