Monday, September 1, 2014

Bullpen Melts Down Again; Red Sox Lose, 4-3

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
As we've said before, everything—even the losses—has a Boston connection. Andover High School's Ryan Hannigan led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a double and his pinch-runner scored the winning run in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. Burke Badenhop coughed up the loss by walking two and giving up two hits in a forgettable outing. Yoenis Cespedes had tied the game in the eighth with a two-out single scoring Mookie Betts. Mike Napoli had earlier drawn the Sox to within one with his 17th HR of the year. Rubby De La Rosa pitched well enough to lose—going just 5.1 innings. So, The Valentine Magic Number is stuck at 10 with 25 to play.