He played in Carmine Hose for just a short time, but Pedro Ciriaco was a bit of a sensation while he was here. In 104 games over two seasons, Ciriaco hit a more than respectable .281 for Boston (playing 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF, RF and DH). In a way, he was kind of a poor man's Brock Holt. Anyway, last night Pedro looked like an MVP—knocking in two key runs in Boston's 5-2 loss to the Braves. It was the bullpen that failed this time, as Joe Kelly—battling the heat and humidity—lasted five innings and gave up just two earned runs. Speaking of Holt, he (of course) had two more hits and is now batting .314. Pablo Sandoval also continued his hot hitting—going 2-4 and Mike Napoli homered in the losing cause. Speaking of losing, this was Boston's eighth defeat in its last nine games.