Red Sox vs. Marlins March 6th Game Summary

January 21, 2011
Florida Marlins
by ZackHughesPhotography

The Boston Red Sox swept the Florida Marlins Tuesday March 6th in Jupiter, Florida. The score was tied in the ninth 6 to 6 making extra innings necessary. Boston did not let the Marlins score at all in the 10th bringing the final score 14 to 6, Boston. First baseman gloves had to be on fire with all of these outs against Florida!

Enough can not be said about Daisuke Matsuaka, throwing a fastball estimated at 91-93 MPH. He threw a total of 47 pitches, 31 strikes reaching a low speed of only 71 MPH. Matsuaka threw a curveball of 74-77 MPH, a change-up of 76-78 MPH and a slider of 81-82 MPH. He was replaced with Joel Pinero in the 4th who prevented Florida from scoring the entire inning. Manny Delcarmen was not as lucky as the two pitchers before him having Ramirez score a home run for the Marlins in the 5th bringing the score to 2-1. Competing for the 5th rotation spot, Yusmeiro Petit came to the mound for the Marlins. Petit pitched for 3 innings getting with no walks, 1 hit and 5 strikes. Next in the 4th pitching was Wes Obermueller. Wes got a 1 walk and 2 hits total with a run in the 4th. Felix Rodriguez came to the mound in the 7th, getting 2 runs.

The Red Sox came back in the extra inning of this game scoring 8 runs in the 10th. Joe McEwing, Jacoby Elisbury and Bobby Scales all hit RBI singles with McEwing scoring another RBI single in the 9th. Ed Rogers hit a single in the 7th but later on in the 8th was hit by a pitch with the bases full. Kerry Robinson scored a double in that inning and made the 1st hit of the night for the Sox in the 4th inning. Brandon Moss had an RBI double in the 8th and Jeff Bailey a 2 run double. Jason Varitek scored from the 2nd in the 4th with the help of Dustin Pedroia hitting an infield single. Chad Spann in the 9th with 2 outs hit an RBI single tying up the score to go into extra innings.

The Florida Marlins had trouble scoring at the plate in the 10th leading to their loss to the Red Sox. Dan Uggla was the first Major League batter to hit a single against Matsuaka in the 1st inning. John Gall also hit a double off of Daisuke, also known as the ‘Japanese Sensation’, with runners at 2nd and 3rd. Hanley Ramirez managed to get a 2 run homer in the 5th but was not able to get his hard liner past Matsuaka in the 3rd, stopping him from getting a single. Brett Carroll hit an RBI single in the 8th and Alejandro De Aza scored with a 2-out RBI double in the 9th. Robert Andino complimented that with a 2 run double in the ninth.

All in all, a solid outing by the Red Sox Matsuaka and some timely hitting propelled them to victory!

Scott Peters is an avid baseball and more specifically Red Sox fan. You can visit his site at Akadema First Basemans Gloves.

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