Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dysfunctional Pitching Staff Hands Rays 7-5 Win

(AP Photo)
When characters from The Blues Brothers start hitting home runs off your pitching staff, you've got problems, The immortal Jake Elmore (OK,OK, but it's close enough) clouted his first career round-tripper last night to cap an improbable Rays 7-5 comeback win over the Red Sox. Boston was cruising with a 5-1 lead into the sixth inning when Joe Kelly—as is his reputation—completely fell apart. Four hits and a bases-load walk later and he was out of the game. Craig Breslow came in and gave up the game-tying hit. After that, it was an inevitable loss in the House Of Horrors that is the MostPulpDome. The Red Sox got offensive firepower from Dustin Pedroia (2-run HR) and David Ortiz (solo HR). Mookie Betts also had an RBI single in the fifth. All in all, an horrific loss—indicative of the mess that is the Red Sox pitching staff (from top to bottom).