Neither offense could be proud of this game, but it was Dellin Betances' wildness that sealed the loss. He walked two, threw two wild pitches and a hit a batter in 1.1 innings. Both Boston runs were credited to him. It's something he'll have to work on this season.
Manny Banuelos struggled a bit with control also, but was more the subject of a small and shifting strikezone. Despite walking three, he K'ed two, recorded four groundouts (against one flyout) and did not allow a run. He was pulled after striking out Kevin Youkilis on a 3-2 changeup - his 53rd pitch of the night.
Alfredo Aceves served up line drive after line drive (only to be caught), and managed to escape having only allowed one run (on back-to-back doubles by Montero and Gardner).
Speaking of Jesus, he had an up and down time behind the plate. He made some nice blocks on pitches in the dirt, but also allowed a passed ball and dropped the transfer when Dustin Pedroia stole second-base.
Luis Ayala continues to pitch well in relief. He threw another 1.2 scoreless innings, featuring a low to mid 90s fastball with solid command, and lowered his spring ERA to 1.35.
The next game isn't until Wednesday night with a simulated game tomorrow morning for CC Sabathia and Bartolo Colon.