Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ranger Rookie Stymies Red Sox Offense, 8-0

(AP Photo)
It was 'dinner at Chi Chi's'—and the chips weren't free. Young Ranger right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez shut down the Red Sox offense last night—on the way to an 8-0 victory in his Major League debut. For Boston, it was just another crushing loss on the road—with the starting pitcher (Wade Miley this time) giving up five earned runs in just four innings of work. David Ortiz broke up the kid's no-hitter in the sixth. Said Gonzalez, "He gave me a little clap, head nod, which was awesome. Just giving me respect, which I didn't think -- I'm a new guy, a rookie. It was awesome." All in all, this procession of mediocrity is getting old—fast.