Monday, April 27, 2015

Sox Lose Star-Spangled Slugfest To O's, 18-7

(AP Photo)
If you score seven runs on the road, you should win. Unfortunately, that precept assumes adequate major-league level pitching. The Red Sox now have the second-worst starter ERA in all of baseball (5.35). Ironically, the worst is yesterday's opponents—the Baltimore Orioles (5.52). Yesterday, Wade Miley didn't make it out of the third inning—giving up seven runs. Those that followed didn't do any better—giving up a total of eleven more runs in an eventual 18-7 lossHanley Ramirez hit two meaningless HRs, Dustin Pedroia was 3-4 and Brock Holt kept hitting—but other than that, this was a total embarrassment.