On a night where the Sox remembered and honored Johnny Pesky, the Angels got the best of them. Aaron Cook could not get much going as he surrendered all 5 runs scored by the Angels in the 5-3 loss.
It took a while for the Red Sox to get anything going and they didn't score their first run until after LA had the 5-0 lead. Jarrod Saltalamacchia looked to break out of the slump he has been in with a 1-for-2 night, with a 2-run homer in the 6th and 2 walks. The homer brought the Sox within 3 and they got as close as 2 when Podsednik scored on a wild pitch. Once again, the Sox had opportunities, but blew them by going 0-for-5 with RISP and left 8 men on.
As I mentioned before, Aaron Cook got a bit roughed up. Cook went 5 innings, giving up 11 hits, 5 runs (4 ER), 1 walk, and struck out 4. If he only read the series preview, he would have read that I noted to pitch around Pujols, Trout, and Trumbo. But he didn't. Each of them went 2-for-4, and Trumbo hit a 2-run homer to give the Angels the 5-0 lead which turned out to be crucial. Pujols drove in the game's first run, Mike Trout, in the third. I think Aaron Cook will read our series preview in the future.
Even with another loss as the outcome, it was great to see everyone honoring Johnny Pesky, as all Sox players wore number 6 and the Angels with a number 6 patch on their jerseys.
We also got to see and hear many heart warming stories from cancer patients and survivors during the 10th Annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. If you haven't made a donation yet and plan to, click the image below to make a donation.