Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cody (Ross) Barred The Door; Red Sox Lose, 7-6

(Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
He warned us. Cody Ross rode into town with a huge chip on his shoulder. He unburdened himself of that chip with a 4-5 performance on Friday night—including a signature bat-flip HR in a 7-6 Red Sox loss. Ross' home run put the Diamondbacks ahead to stay and probably reminded GM Ben Cherington of the outfielder's words from earlier today—that the Red Sox basically 'lied to his face' about not offering 3-year deals. Oh, well, at least Jon Lester pitched well again—wait, the lefty went 4 1/3 innings, yielding 6 runs on 11 hits. In the process, Lester managed to blow a two-run lead his teammates gave him after two innings. All in all, a miserable night at Fenway—despite two two-run home runs for the good guys (David Ortiz and Stephen Drew).