Scott Atchison and the PawSox win, 5-3. Chris Hernandez gets the win, Atchison only pitched one inning. The first.
Hernandez didn't start this game and I had no idea Scott Atchison would be pitching at all, so I'm a little angry that I was uninformed. Hernandez pitched five scoreless innings, with four hits and two walks. CH struck out three batters.
Starting pitcher for the Indians... Dude, Indianapolis is such a pain to type... was Daniel Cabrera. Cabrera pitched five innings and gave up all the runs. Yeah, all of them, and his relievers (Logan Kensing, Evan Meek, Jose Diaz) did not allow ant runs at all. We can see who the true heroes are.
Ryan Kalish kicked off the jubilee by being the first batter and also getting the first hit: A single at the top of the first. Lars Anderson batted him a little later on. Mauro Gomez then ground into a force out, erasing Anderson at second base. And then! Gomez accomplished his first steal of the season, nabbing second base on Cabrera. What got into him? Who knows, but it all paid off when JC Linares singled and Gomez scored. 2-0!
Bottom of the second, Atchison pitching. Esteemed shortstop Chase d'Arnaud led off with a single, stole second, and was batted in by Matt Hague. Things got considerably worse when first baseman Jeff Clement hit a home run with Hague on base, pulling ahead of Pawtucket 3-2.
So the Red Sox had some work to do. They put a couple of runners on in the fourth, but Che-Hsuan Lin and Matt Spring failed to deliver. Fifth inning, though, that was the happy spot. Ryan Kalish led off with a single, because he is the favorite son. Jose Iglesias sac bunted Kalish over to second and then Kalish stole third. Lars Anderson then reached on an error, scoring Kalish and tying the game at three.
Still going: Mauro Gomez walked, grounded out. Everyone move up a base! Hey, d'Aranud, you're not so hot after all! Andy LaRoche hit the ball, d'Arnaud fielded it, but was unable to execute a simple throw to first base. Not sure what happened, but it was wacky enough to score both Anderson and Gomez. 5-3!
Clayton Mortensen, Daniel Bard, and Jose De La Torre mixed it up and kept the Indians scoreless the rest of the way.
two things and everything:
1. I just can't do this right now.