Sorry, that was a Ten Commandments moment. I’m better now.
“This game will humble you,” said Humber, who’s still waiting to become a first-time parent with his expectant wife, Kristan. “It will make you feel good one day and make you feel bad the next.
“You’ve got to take every game as its own game, and Saturday was one game, and tonight was one game. I’m going to keep working and battling and hopefully next time will be better.”
The Red Sox (8-10) scored two in the first and then put up a crooked number of five in the third, highlighted by Kevin Youkilis’ opposite-field grand slam to right. Those five runs came home on just three hits, as Humber allowed home runs to Youkilis and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but he also walked Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz. After Humber worked a perfect fourth, Saltalamacchia took him deep again in the fifth.
Unlike his perfect game, Humber’s slider disappeared in the series opener. His day ended with eight hits, three walks and 115 pitches.