The Red Sox collected their second win of spring baseball today, as they defeated the Atlanta Braves by a score of 4-1 at Fenway South.
Felix Doubront took the mound for the Red Sox and Alex Wood for the Braves. Both pitchers performed splendidly, giving up a combined zero runs. In four innings of work Doubront gave up zero runs, two hits, zero walks, and punched out three batters. Wood went toe-to-toe with the fellow southpaw and in three innings of work he gave up zero runs, two hits, zero free passes, and retired two by way of the K.
On the offensive side of the ball Grady Sizemore was the M.V.P, hitting two singles in three at bats. Sizemore, with the exception of Jayson Heyward, was the only player in the game to collect multiple hits. Utility infielder Jonathan Herrera hit the go-ahead RBI double in the 7th inning, driving in touted catching prospect Christian Vazquez. The Red Sox took a 2-1 lead and winded up scoring two more that inning, courtesy of a Ryan Lavarnway two RBI single immediately following Herrera’s double.
The Red Sox saw a lot of their bullpen regulars pitch in today’s game. Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa, Edward Mujica, Burke Badenhop, and Francisco Cordero each went one inning in the contest — Tazawa was the lone member of the five to give up a run.