Friday, July 24, 2015

Astros 'Walk-Off' Red Sox Season In 5-4 Loss

(AP Photo)
This was one for the books! After surrendering 1-0 and 2-1 leads, the Red Sox fell behind 4-2 to Houston late in last night's game. Then, semi-miraculously, The Carmine Hose came back to tie it in the top of the eighth on a solo HR by David Oritz and an RBI double from the suddenly resurgent Mike Napoli. Then, of course, the retractable roof fell in—as Craig Breslow gave up a walk-off HR to diminutive (yet wicked good) Jose Altuve. That's all she wrote—in yet another gut-wrenching loss (this time 5-4). Napoli ended up with a 3-4 night and 2 RBIs, Ortiz was 2-5 with 2 RBIs and Mookie Betts also had two hits. Wade Miley actually pitched extremely well—going six innings and giving up just one earned run. But the bullpen failed again—with Alexi Ogando, Junichi Tazawa and Breslow each giving up crushing runs. Boston is now 12 games behind The Empire and on life-support. This is humiliating. Trades and firings need to happen soon.