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Weiland Wasn't Bad, But Guthrie Was Better

Posted on the 20 July 2011 by Theomnipotentq @TheMightyQuinn
Kyle Weiland didn't pitch badly in his second start of his MLB career, going six innings and allowing three early runs. But he settled in and got the Sox to the seventh inning.
But the Red Sox bats were cooled off by Jeremy Guthrie, he of the 3-13 record. He's actually a better pitcher than that and showed it last night, going seven innings to get the win.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia was most of the offense last night, belting a two-run home run. Adrian Gonzalez went 0-for-4, and is now 2-for-24 since his turn in the All-Star Game. Just a slump folks. Happens to ALL great hitters. It just happens to be going on with Gonzo right now.
Josh Reddick had three hits and continued his torrent hitting. Speaking of hot hitters, Dustin Pedroia had another hit and has now hit in 18 straight games, and reached base in 29 consecutive.
The Red Sox remain 1 1/2 back, as the Rays beat the Yankees last night.
Interesting that in today's Baltimore finale, Reddick is back in the lineup in RF, and not J.D. Drew. The rumors are starting that Drew's time in Boston may very well be in its final days.

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