Here at Pink Hat Sports, we know that even the most die-hard fans have lives outside of sports. No one can see every game.
So if you missed Wednesday’s Red Sox game, here’s what you’ll want to know before you grab that cup of Joe in the morning.
The Game: Boston Red Sox v. Kansas City Royals
The Score: Red Sox: 3, Royals: 4
The Recap: The Royals took an early lead against starting pitcher John Lester, going up 3-0 in the first inning. The Red Sox tied it up in the third inning, after Adrian Gonzalez hit a 3-run double. Royals went ahead again in the fourth inning, with an RBI double by Alcides Escobar. Mortensen led the Red Sox bullpen efforts, and successfully staved off any more runs. The Red Sox put in a last ditched effort in the top of the ninth, They had the tying run on third and the go-ahead run on second, but couldn’t close the deal.
Beyond the Score: There’s plenty of drama and speculation to go around in the Red Sox clubhouse right now. First, GM Ben Cherrington has said that Youkilis will return to his spot at third when he comes of the DL. With the performance Middlebrooks has had in his absence, many are speculating that Youk could be traded to make a permanent spot available for Middlebrooks. Second, Josh Beckett, who missed his spot in the pitching rotation due to muscle soreness was seen playing golf over the weekend. Something is not right there, and Manager Bobby Valentine is struggling to put any kind of positive spin on it. Finally, the Red Sox lost a family member today, when “the Voice of Fenway,” Carl Beane died in a car accident earlier today. Our condolences go out to him and his family.