#RedSox Game Summary (April 12) Shell Shocked

#RedSox Game Summary (April 12) Shell shocked. The knuckleball is the most fickle of pitches, requiring not just skill in its delivery, but cooperation from the air currents that make it dance. Steven Wright’s knuckler wasn’t dancing much tonight. Mostly, it was flying off Oriole bats. In 1 1/3rd innings, Wright gave up 8 runs on 8 hits, including a double by Manny Machado, and homers by Jonathan Schoop, Adam Jones, and Chris Davis. It was a deluge of hits, and it came on so fast that there was no time to catch one’s breath. We can wonder why Wright came back in the 2nd after surrendering 6 runs in the first, but he didn’t last long. Trey Mancini tacked on another in the 3rd with a solo blast off Ben Taylor. Still, the Sox attempted a comeback, with Chris Young doubling off Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez and scoring on a sac fly in the 3rd. In the 4th, the Sox scored 3 runs when Hanley Ramirez doubled and Xander Bogaerts drove him in with a single. Then, Pablo Sandoval hit a solid opposite field home run to left center. That made the score 9-4. In the 5th, the Sox loaded the bases on 2 walks and a hit, and got another run on a Bogaerts single. Despite still having the bases loaded with just one out, that was all they could manage. Just to hammer the point home, the Orioles got 4 more hits, including a Wellington Castillo double, for 3 more runs. Just plain ugly. Nothing to learn here. Move on. Baltimore beat Boston, 12-5, at Fenway Park. Record: 4-4. Game 8/154.

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