Pity The Brew

The Red Sox kicked off the second round of interleague play last weekend, hosting the Brewers for a three-game set. Working my usual Sunday shift for the Herald, I picked up a day game to round out the series. It was a pretty basic game, not a whole lot of drama, especially after the Sox went up big in the first inning with some long balls and wall balls off the Green Monster. Everyone tends to go into cruise control when the lead approaches double digits… The Sox went on to win, 12-3, with the infield looking a lot like a track meet with all the white jerseys rounding the bases.

Here’s a few from the game:

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox starting pitcher Tim Wakefield pitches to Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks in the first inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox starting pitcher Tim Wakefield pitches to Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks in the first inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hits a chopper down the line, reaching on an error in the first inning, against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hits a chopper down the line, reaching on an error in the first inning, against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is greeted at home by designated hitter David Ortiz after scoring against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is greeted at home by designated hitter David Ortiz after scoring against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis tracks the path of this 3-run home run in the first inning against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis tracks the path of this 3-run home run in the first inning against the Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, right, in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez slides into third on a triple — his 1000th career hit — ahead of the play to Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee against the Brewers in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox left field Josh Reddick reacts after striking out against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox left field Josh Reddick reacts after striking out against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia looks around after sliding into second after reaching an error in right field against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia looks around after sliding into second after reaching an error in right field against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Brewers reliever Mark DeFelice fields a dribbler against Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Brewers reliever Mark DeFelice fields a dribbler against Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox left fielder dodges shortstop Marco Scutaro while fielding a fly ball against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/19/2011 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox left fielder Josh Reddick dodges shortstop Marco Scutaro while fielding a fly ball against the Brewers Fenway Park on June 19, 2011.

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