Sunday, June 21, 2015

Porcello And Red Sox Blow 4-1 Lead; Fall, 7-4

(AP Photo)
What else is new? Rick Porcello (5.61 ERA) took a three-run lead into the fifth inning and preceded to cough it up again. In the fateful fifth, the pricey right-hander hit a batter, walked one, balked and gave up four hits (including a game-tying HR). That blow was enough to give the Royals the confidence they needed to get the 7-4 win. Mookie Betts led off the game with a HR and it was all downhill from there. Boston lost the services of both Pablo Sandoval and Blake Swihart to foot-related injuries—but both appear to be day-to-day. This 2015 Magical Misery Tour continues.