Red Sox lose night after Pedroia injured by hard slide

24 April, 2017, 05:36 | Author: Felix Jensen

If not for the image of Dustin Pedroia limping off the field with the aid of the Red Sox training staff, the talk in both clubhouses probably would have centered on the outstanding pitching performance of Dylan Bundy. The Red Sox initially hoped that Pedroia would only need a day or two to recover from the injury he suffered Friday night, but his swelling hasn't subsided to the extent the team expected.

Manager John Farrell backed up his reliever when asked about the incident. So extremely late slide and the argument at the time was that if the rule is in place to protect the middle infielder, then it didn't work tonight.

Pedroia: "It's not me".

Boston, meanwhile, went just 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position in the first two games, something that caused a lot of problems. I love playing against him.

Limited to three singles over the first three innings, Baltimore hit two singles, two doubles and two homers in a four-run fourth.

During Farrell's argument with Fletcher, Pedroia was standing on the top step in the dugout and whistled to catch Machado's attention.

"You don't want that to happen". Toward the end of the exchange, Pedroia clearly told Machado "that's not me, that's them". The Orioles are 14-3 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series, 12-4 in their last 16 games on grass and 7-1 in their last 8 home games.

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Wright would give up three more hits that resulted in one more run before leaving the game after throwing just 3 ⁄3 innings.

"It was a tough one", Bundy said.

Dustin Pedroia, who Barnes was attempting to stick up for with his wreckless pitch, didn't seem too thrilled with the pitcher's decision to get vengeance.

Last year, his first season in the bigs, Kim was 0-for-18 against left-handers with four walks. Brach is subbing for All-Star closer Zach Britton, who's on the disabled list.

If you're talking about coming out and getting things going in the right direction, this 6-2 win over the Orioles was well played by the Red Sox.

With Farrell fired up, Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield was as well. The Venezuela native struck out eight and allowed two earned runs against Pittsburgh in that April 13 turn but walked four and lasted only 5 1/3 frames in a no-decision. He was immediately followed by Hanley Ramirez's first home run of the season.

Chris Davis doubled and Mancini and Schoop homered before Adam Jones chased Wright with an RBI single. It will be interesting to see if Aquino can keep it going considering the lack of experience, but you have to really like the value of the even money with argubaly the hottest team in the league right now at home.


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