Just another day in Red Sox nation, eh?
So, let's get the good stuff out of the way. Clay Buchholz pitched well enough: Six innings, four hits, three walks, one unearned run, five strikeouts. Okajima continued his streak, too, striking out two batters in the seventh.
Then there were the kids doing work. Jed Lowrie and Ryan Kalish both walked and collected doubles, while Lars Anderson and Yamaico Navarro chipped in with singles.
So there's that.
Then there's the fact that Scott Atchison allowed a three run homer while recording one out, Jonathan Papelbon gave up five hits and four runs in his inning, Adrian Beltre threw a ball away to extend said inning, and Marco Scutaro pulled a Luis Castillo on what should have been Buchholz' last out in the sixth inning, bringing in that unearned run. And then there's the fact that Brad Bergesen shut down David Ortiz and J.D. Drew despite throwing not one single pitch with his left hand (though that may have made this game a lot more amusing).
Oh, and Matt Fox pitched. I dunno. The best part of the night was probably Ken Burns talking about continuing his baseball documentary in the booth.
Not much longer left. . .