Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sox Suffer One-Hit Humiliation; Fall To Jays, 8-0

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
Remember that small glimmer of hope you felt when the Red Sox showed some life coming out of the All-Star break? OK, dash that glimmer. Boston lost for the third time in four games in America Lite, falling 8-0 at SkyDome this afternoon. Being shut out is bad enough, but being one-hit by a 23-year old rookie is downright humiliating. Shane Victorino tallied the only safety in the contest—in which Rubby De La Rosa pitched poorly enough (4 innings, 6 earned runs) to make you wonder if the Dodgers might have known something after all. In any event, Boston now heads to Tampa for three games that will decide nothing more than who winds up in the AL East cellar. Need a cherry on top of this one? David Ortiz left the game in the ninth inning with a lower back injury. Goodnight, everybody! Drive safely. Tip your waitresses. Try the veal.