Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 5/1/12

The Sox offense continues to play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Tonight they were...whichever one of those guys is worse. 

Boston managed four hits off Jarrod Parker, who went 6 2/3 innings for the win, 5-3. The Oakland bullpen bent but didn't break, as Mike Aviles drove in two runs in the 9th, but the Sox came up short of a comeback. They didn't Walk Off With The Win (TM, Don Orsillo, All Rights Reserved), and are thus below .500 (11-12) once again.

Cody Ross had the lone extra-base hits for the home team (two doubles), while David Ortiz (he's hot, you may have heard) drove in the other Sox run on a groundout.

It was an uninspiring start for Felix Doubront. Doubront only went four innings, giving up five runs in what I'd like to call a Jonathan Sanchez Special. Doubront struck out eight batters, while walking two and giving up six hits.

It's exactly the kind of start that gives guys plenty of chances in the bigs, because the high-strikeout pitchers are tantalizing. Long is the list of guys who had promised and flamed out; Felix will have to have better command to avoid joining them.

Random stat of the night: The A's stole four bases...and all took place at third base. Rough night for Salty.

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