Dormant offense, ineffective pitching, and lackluster fielding is not a recipe for success. Luckily this is just spring training. Nonetheless, the Sox dropped the nightcap against the Orioles 13-2.
Mar 3, 2014; Bradenton, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brandon Workman (67) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Miguel Celestino started the seventh inning and was unable to record a single out. He gave up a total of six runs, only three of them earned.
Shunsuke Watanabe would get the Sox out of the seventh inning, but not before giving up two earned runs.
Robby Scott capped off the Sox pitching efforts by giving up another unearned run in the ninth.
Six of the 13 runs Baltimore scored were unearned. That can be accredited to the six errors committed: One fielding error by Jonny Gomes, two fielding errors by Jonathan Herrera, a fielding error by Heiker Meneses, a fielding error by Garin Cecchini, and a pickoff error by Villarreal.
The Sox offense finally got on the board in the ninth with a two run home run by Christian Vazquez.