Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres:
“This isn’t a video game. We’re trying to grind out at-bats and have good at-bats and sometimes you can’t get the big hit . . . We just couldn’t find a way to get a couple of runs in.” - Dustin Pedroia said on the team’s offensive struggles.
“He was hit by the pitch. So he’s out, dead ball, runners go back to their original base . . . Kind of a -- in some ways -- it’s a little bit of a bad break, but it is what it is.” - John Farrell on what happened with Sandy Leon’s strikeout in his pinch hit at-bat in the eighth.
“It’s the base hit with men in scoring position . . . On days where we’ve come up a run short, there’s opportunities throughout the course of a ballgame that can change the storyline.” - Farrell on Boston’s offense struggling Sunday and Monday, after scoring 27 runs between Friday and Saturday.
“Just trying to see the ball, the shadows were pretty bad the last couple innings of the game." - Chris Young said about his approach in his pinch-hit at-bat in the eighth.
* The Red Sox have left 15 runners on base in the last two games.
* The Red Sox used four pinch hitters in Monday’s game and went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double. Entering Monday, Red Sox pinch hitters were hitting .181 with seven doubles and no home runs.
* Edwin Jackson struck out season-high 11 batters for the Padres -- Drew Pomeranz previously had the team-high striking out 10 hitters twice before the trade to Boston. He hadn’t struck out more than seven batters in a game once all season
* Dustin Pedroia’s 11-game hitting streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 performance.
* Drew Pomeranz has given up 10 home runs in ten starts with Boston.
* Jackie Bradley Jr. had grounded into only six double plays all season, before grounding into two on Monday. That’s only the fourth time in his career that he’s grounded into two double plays in one game.
1) Edwin Jackson
Jackson made easy work of Boston’s lineup, striking out 11. Seven of his 11 punch-outs came against the Red Sox 7-8-9 hitters -- in only seven chances.
2) Adam Rosales
San Diego’s second baseman launched a two-run homer that would end up being the difference in the win.
3) Chris Young
Young launched the Red Sox’ first pinch-hit home run of 2016, the third of his career. His home run also came on his 33rd birthday.