HBP scoreboard tonight: Boston 2, Orioles 0 after Lee gets pluncked

The Red Sox have now hit a major league leading 50 batters on the year after John Lackey hit Derrek Lee with two outs and no one on in the Orioles seventh.

It was a pretty obvious purpose pitch and both benches were warned afterwards even though no Boston batters have been hit tonight.

Lackey just left the game to a big ovation. He has mostly been an $82 million bust for the Red Sox with an ERA of 5.17 in two years and 7.47 for Boston this year.

But he left after striking out Mark Reynolds who reached as the wild pitch got away from the catcher.

The fire the Orioles showed on the field and in the clubhouse after last night’s game looks missing tonight so far, but I guess all teams look like this when they have been shut down.

Even by a pitcher with an ERA of 7.47.

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