The pre-game ceremony was truly amazing. The World Series rings were given out and it was great. But the game was the disappointment on Friday afternoon at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox dropped their home-opener to the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-2. A ninth inning collapse ultimately did them in.
Jake Peavy was on the mound for Boston and he pitched well enough to give his club a chance to walk away victors. Peavy tossed six innings, scattered six hits and surrendered two runs. He also struck out four batters.
Tied 2-2 heading into the final inning, Edward Mujica took the ball in relief for Boston. He was tagged for four runs. The Red Sox were then shutdown in the bottom half of the inning by Francisco Rodriguez.
Milwaukee’s win snapped Boston’s streak of winning nine consecutive home openers.
The Red Sox were rather quiet offensively. Will Middlebrooks did provide a bang in the third inning. He crushed a solo shot over the monster to tie the ballgame at one. Mike Napoli scored Boston’s second run on a throwing error.
Grady Sizemore swiped his first base as a member of the Red Sox in the loss. He also singled.