Deep thoughts in first inning (updated)

All three outs recorded by Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka in the first inning came on long fly balls into a strong wind.

Ty Wigginton looked like he had a three-run homer, but the ball died near the wall in left-center field as Brian Roberts tagged up and took third base. Luke Scott followed with a drive to center field that scored Roberts and produced his 68th RBI. And Matt Wieters ended the inning by coming within a few feet of a home run to right field, former Oriole Darnell McDonald making the catch on the track and reaching to hand the ball to a fan in the first row.

Scott has a home run, double and sacrifice fly in his last three trips to the plate.

Pretty valuable guy to have in the lineup.

Matsuzaka threw 22 pitches in the inning.

Update: That's nothing. Brian Matusz threw 38 pitches in the bottom of the first, the last 11 to Jed Lowrie, who lined a changeup to third to strand two runners and keep the game tied, 1-1.


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