Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Weep In The Heart Of Texas; Sox Whacked, 9-1

AP Photo/LM Otero
The Red Sox continued their descent into oblivion on Monday night, allowing themselves to be eviscerated by the Texas Rangers, 9-1. On what is likely the most important road trip of the year, Boston threw up another stinker—their lone run Jarrod Saltalamacchia's 19th HR. Felix Doubront lost his fifth game, yielding six earned runs in the eventual 9-1 shellacking. This season is clearly on the verge of collapse—and, more long-term, the team's three-year free-fall needs a dramatic correction right now.