Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lifeless Red Sox Fall Again To Orioles, 6-0

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Well, maybe Wei-Yin Chen is immortal after all. The Orioles lefty dominated the punch-less Red Sox—allowng just four hits over seven shutout innings in a 6-0 game. Of course, this is the 2014 Carmine Hose we're talking about—who are poised to be the first team in MLB history to go from worst to first to worst in a three-year span. Last night was tough to watch from the get-go. Supposed rotation savior Rubby De La Rosa coughed up three runs in the first inning—setting the tone for the dismal evening. In the understatement of the young century, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter stated, '"I'd be the first to say I think we kind of caught Boston not swinging the bats as well as they're capable of." Wait, we take that back. This is the understatement of the century (from John Farrell), ''One run in 27 innings is extremely difficult.'' Duh! Now, Boston returns home for seven games—four against old friend Terry Francona's Indians. A home-stand sweep is about the only thing that will get this club back in the hunt.