Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sox Blow Another Three-Run Lead; Lose, 7-3

(Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)
This is getting maddeningly commonplace. After struggling to score runs all year, the Red Sox have recently given their pitchers leads (3-0 the last two nights)—but now the hurlers are hurling. Today, Brandon Workman gave up seven runs on seven hits in the fourth inning—leading to an eventual 7-3 loss. Alex Wilson pitched 3.2 stellar innings—giving up no hits and striking out three. Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Napoli and David Ross had the Sox RBIs. Dustin Pedroia had three hits. The Valentin Magic Number is still stuck at 14.