Red Sox Throw Away Game 2
The Boston Red Sox lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday, October 24, by the score of 4-2. The World Series is now tied 1-1, with the next three games, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, being played in St. Louis.
The starters, John Lackey for the Red Sox and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals both pitched well. Lackey and the Sox had the lead 2-1 when Lackey came out after pitching 6 2/3 innings. Lefty Craig Breslow came on in relief and the Cardinals pulled a double steal, pushing pinch-runner Pete Kozma to third and Jay to second. Breslowthen walked Daniel Descalso to load the bases.
Then with one play, the Cardinals took the lead for good.. Matt Carpenter hit a fly ball to medium-depth left field. Kozma tagged up, and beat the throw home by Jonny Gomes, and the ball bounced off the glove of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, giving Jay a chance to advance to third. Breslow backed up the throw and tried to get Jay, but he threw wide and high of third , into the stands, the error allowing Jay to score. Just like that, the Cardinals had the lead 3-2.
The Sox had taken the lead 2-1 thanks to David Ortiz who had hit his second consecutive home run
Pedro Martinez, Derek Lowe, and Trot Nixon, members of the 2004 Red Sox World Championship Team threw out the first pitch. They were asked about the 2013 Red Sox and the "Beards"
Remember Games 3, 4 and 5 will be heard on WDEA AM 1370 with the pregames starting Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 7 PM.