Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stumbling Sox Fall For Sixth Straight Time, 6-4

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Only the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros own a worse AL record than your 2014 Carmine Hose. How can this be possible? For one, Clay Buchholz—who was 9-0 around this time last year—stunk it up again last night in a painful 6-4 loss to Toronto. Even the outs were loud—and emerging Red Sox nemesis Edwin Encarnacion went yard twice again. This team is now five games under .500 and they just don't seem to have the capability to sustain good play over an entire game. They are productive in fits and starts, often playing from way behind early in games—but they can't finish. Losing three players up the middle from a World Championship team doesn't help, so maybe Stephen Drew will bolster the defensive side. All in all, this ball club is a mess, and there are no real signs of things getting better.