The stage was set perfectly for the Red Sox to show America that they are indeed the best team in baseball, the Sunday Night game on ESPN. Its the game that everyone that is a baseball fan watches, and the Sox came out flat, getting only 5 hits in 9 innings, scoring 0 runs. Lackey pitched well, a good showing from him back in his old stomping grounds but the offense never got started, and like that they lost a series to the Angels on the road. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: John Lackey
Once again Lackey pitched well, well enough for a win if the offense had been able to score some runs. Lackey who is now 6-6 on the year pitched 7 innings allowing 5 hits and only 2 runs. He struck out 9 and walked 2. He now has an ERA of 2.80 on the year.
Star 2: Jarrod Weaver
Weaver improved to 3-4 on the season with a 6.2 inning outing. He gave up 5 hits and 0 runs, while striking out 6 and walking 2. His ERA on the year is now 3.38
Star 1: Mike Trout