Rocco bangs into the wall
Just when Rocco Baldelli came back form a sore left hamstring to hit a home run, he had to leave the game in the bottom of the fifth with a contusion of his left knee. The injury was sustained when Baldelli banged into the wall going for a foul ball. X-rays proved to be negative.
Meanwhile, the epic David Ortiz slide continues. The big man went 0-for-4 on the day with two K’s, and is hitting .185. This the lowest Papi’s average has been since April 19, when an 0-for-4 day put him at .170.
Typical Brad Penny performance today. Six innings, 10 hits, three runs, no walks, five strikeouts. Ramon Ramirez allowed the go-ahead runs in the top of the seventh .The offense continues to be sputter on the road trip, scoring three runs or less the last five games and producing just four hits today.