Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kelly's Effort Nets No Win, Not Even Roast Beef

(AP Photo)
Maybe Red Sox starter Joe Kelly should go into the excavation business. After all, he is highly adept at digging holes his ball club can't climb out of. Last night was a case in point. Kelly gave up four early runs (five in all) and lasted just 3.2 innings in the eventual 6-4 loss to the red-hot Orioles (winners of 12 of their last 15). The Carmine Hose fought back admirably, chipping away at the lead—even coming within a hair’s breadth of tying the game in the 9th inning. Alas, as with most games this year, Boston came up short. Pablo Sandoval (three hits, RBI) and Hanley Ramirez (2 hits, RBI) led the offense—ironically, the two players who have gotten the most heat from the media and fans lately. Bottom line, another stinker from Kelly—who (news flash) will not win the Cy Young this year. There is the family roast beef business.