Felix Doubront didn’t have his best stuff in Monday afternoons game but he was able to limit the damage in the Red Sox 8-4 loss. That’s more than we can say for two Sox relievers.
The Twins clearly had Doubront’s number from the start of this game. The Venezuelan lefty allowed 8 hits and a walk while limiting the damage to just two runs in 4 2/3 innings. After this start the Red Sox fifth starter position is clearly up in the air. The two runs doesn’t look terrible but this one had a chance to get much worse.
The Sox presumed setup man Mark Melancon had a rough outing today as well, allowing 3H, 3ER, 1BB, and striking out 1 in just an inning of work. So far Melancon has a 9.00 ERA in 4.0 innings this spring. Let’s hope this is one of those situations where guys just turn it on once the season starts.
The other Red Sox reliever that had a rough day was Scott Atchison. The veteran right handed reliever gave up 3H, 3 ER, and no walks while striking out one in an inning.
Jacoby Ellsbury was the only Red Sox player to have two hits in the game with a pair of singles and an RBI.
If you would like to know what the Twins did…. Go somewhere else…
I’m kidding! I’ll give you a quick recap.
The biggest gut punch from the Twins came when Joe Benson doubled to clear the bases off of Mark Melancon.