Saturday, August 23, 2014

Koji Melts Down Again; Sox Blow 3-0 Lead, Lose

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Koji Uehara used to be a lock in the ninth. Lately, not so much. Uehara inherited a 3-0 lead last night—then the Mariners scored five runs and The Carmine Hose were on their way to a 5-3 loss. Joe Kelly gave up just one hit through five innings and was in-line for the win, as Craig Breslow, Tommy Layne and Burke Badenhop set things up for Koji. Yoenis Cespedes had provided the offense with his 21st HR—a three-run shot in the sixth off 'King' Felix Hernandez. So, The Valentine Meter stays stuck at 14.