Friday, April 4, 2014

Sox Wake Up And Face The Mujica; Lose, 6-2

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
In the first three plus games of 2014, the Red Sox bullpen was superb—and then in walked Edward Mujica. The former Cardinals closer (who lost his job last year before Boston faced St. Louis in the World Series) was a complete disaster in a 6-2 Home Opener loss. With the game tied at  two, Mujica went two-thirds of an inning and coughed up four earned runs. Not the best way to curry favor with new fans. Up to that point, the Red Sox and Brewers were matched up in a pretty good contest—with Jake Peavy pitching through a few jams in his six innings of work to keep his team in the game. Burke Badenhop went two more solid innings. Then, Mujuca laid an egg even Dr. Charles couldn't make right. The highlights of the loss were the first home run by Will Middlebrooks and the serial booing of serial liar Ryan Braun—who fittingly went 0-5.