Let me start off by saying that I am sorry that I have not been able to get out the 3 stars of the game for the last 2 games. I am currently in the last week of school for the semester for myself and I haven't had much time to write anything other than research papers and review notes for my finals. With that being said the recent games have been awful, absolutely abysmal. This past week has been a week of hell for the Red Sox. While we cant win the AL East title in May, we certainly can lose it and we have been trying pretty hard to do the latter. Lets start with Tuesday:
Star 3: Joe Mauer
Mauer got the day off behind the plate but still produced offensively, playing DH. He went 2-4 with one RBI and a run scored.
Star 2: Ryan Doumit
Doumit got the start behind the plate and called a great game, helping his pitchers give up only 4 hits the entire game. He also went 2-4 at the plate with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Star 1: Scott Diamond
Diamond improved to 3-2 on the season by out dueling Ryan Dempster. Diamond pitched 7 innings of shutout baseball. He struck out only 2 batters but allowed only 3 hits.
Star 3: Jonny Gomes
Gomes was the only Red Sox player that actually deserved to be a star of this game and awarding him the spot could be argued as favoritism. He went 1-4 with 5 RBI's. He hit a grand slam in the first inning of the game, his second home run of the season.
Star 2: Trevor Plouffe
Plouffe clobbered the ball, to him it must have looked huge on Wednesday night. He went 3-5 with 3 RBI's and scored 2 runs. Some nice fantasy baseball numbers. His 3 RBI's brought his season total up to 11.
Star 1: Ryan Doumit
For a second night in a row Doumit haunted the Red Sox at the plate. He went 4-5 with 2 RBI's and scored 3 runs for the Twins.
Star 3: Daniel Nava
Nava was the star for the Sox tonight. He went 2-3 with an RBI and 1 run scored. He was a bright spot in a game that was pretty dark.
Star 2: Kevin Correia
Correia may have not had the prettiest start but it got the job done for the Twins. He went 5.1 innings allowing 3 runs on 9 hits. He struck out only 1 and threw 99 pitches.
Star 1: Oswaldo Arcia
Ive never heard of this guy before but he crushed the Sox tonight going 2-4 with 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. He hit a 2 run home run in the 6th and had a triple in the 5th inning.
This was an ugly series for the Sox, they didnt do much in any of the last 3 games, but look to turn it around tomorrow as they start up their series against Toronto.