Thursday, June 11, 2015

Porcello Rebate Program Hands O's 5-2 Win

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Lack of timely hitting, bad base-running and poor starting pitching make for a really bad baseball stew. The Red Sox were swimming in that goopy mix last night in a depressing 5-2 loss to Baltimore. Not only did the loss sink Boston even further into the AL East cellar, it reminded us of the fundamental weaknesses on this team—despite a recent good spate of decent pitching and productive hitting. Exhibit A last night was Rick Porcello. Every time the Red Sox inched closer to the O's, Porcello gave back more runs. It was a Sisyphean epic for the ages—one step forward, two steps back. Xander Bogaerts did extend his hitting streak to six games—but he was also gunned down by Adam Jones trying to stretch a hit into a double. Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt each had two hits, but this one was lost on the mound.