Thursday, July 24, 2014

Buchholz "Walks" His Way Into A 6-4 Loss

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Well, The Carmine Hose pretty much have to sweep the rest of this road trip (one more afternoon tilt in America Lite and three more at the MostPulpDome in Tampa) to have any realistic chance at the post-season. Clay Buchholz put one nail in the 2014 coffin with six lifeless innings in which he surrendered 3-0 and 4-3 leads. He coughed up five earned runs and walked four—all coming back to haunt him. Not exactly ace material in the 6-4 loss. With Brock 'Babe' Holt inexplicably riding the pine, Boston's offense was led by David Ortiz (24th HR), Daniel Nava and Xander Bogaerts (who also made another costly error). When a visiting team takes a 3-0 lead before the opposing pitcher records an out, good teams win those games. 'Nuf Ced.  Rubby De La Rosa will be asked to halt the two-game skid this afternoon at SkyDome.