The Boston Red Sox didn’t get off to the start they were hoping to against the Philadelphia Phillies. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon only lasted four innings after giving up four runs and leaving the game in the fifth inning with some sort of back injury.
Once Colon left the game the Red Sox called on the bullpen which was ok except for one pitcher. Mike Timlin gave up four more runs in just 2/3′s of an inning. David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Hideki Okajima all threw the ball well out though. Timlin more less to the Red Sox out of the game when he gave up the four runs in the sixth inning.
The only runs for the Red Sox came in the fifth inning with Dustin Pedroia and J.D. Drew hit back-to-back solo home runs. Other then that the Red Sox struggled at getting back to back hits or any sort of rally going. Hopefully they will swing the bat better on Tuesday.