Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sox And Twins Split The Difference In Twin Bill

(AP Photo)
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Today, the Red Sox managed to capture the essence of their 2015 season in two very different games. In the first, new phenom Eduardo Rodriguez spun another gem, and the offense showed up for a 6-3 win. E-Rod went seven solid innings—giving up just one earned run. In the nightcap, the Sox became Raiders Of The Lost Offense again—managing just two hits off a guy named 'May' in early June. The 2-0 loss was characterized by your Carmine Hose failing to gain a baserunner in the final six innings of the game. They went down 1-2-3 in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth. Absolutely pathetic. And, of course, Rick Porcello bounced back from early trouble to hurl eight stellar innings—giving up just five hits and two runs. What did John Henry say again? Oh yeah, "This a great offensive team." Uh-huh.