Ryan Dempster actually pitched well in Tuesday night’s loss to the Twins. Dempster would pitch seven innings while giving up four runs (two earned) and recording eight strikeouts.
May 7, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster (46) reacts to being relieved during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
The offense could do very little against Twins starter Scott Diamond. The highlight of the night for the offense would be David Ortiz extending his hitting streak to 27 games (30 more to go).
The game got out of reach in the eighth when there was a collision between David Ross and Will Middlebrooks which led to both players leaving the game. Pedro Ciriaco would supplant Middlebrooks at third and would botch two grounders which helped lead to a big inning for Minnesota.
Tough loss for the Sox on Tuesday. But the bigger loss could be a huge void at third. After Middlebrooks, there really isn’t a major league-ready third baseman waiting in the wings. Here’s hoping his injury isn’t serious.
Topics: Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins