Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kelly Yields Three Dingers, Sox Lose Again, 4-2

(AP Photo)
It's getting really easy to write about the 2015 Red Sox: "Open file, insert template with sarcastic screed on latest loss, publish file". Here we go again. Last night, Joe Kelly coughed up three home runs (a career high) in 5 1/3 typically lackluster innings. He gave up four runs on six hits—just like a good fifth starter should. Anyway, Boston's alleged offense (which went 2-10 with runners in scoring position) was "led" by Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts—who each drove in a run in the 4-2 loss. This was Boston's seventh loss in a row—and buries them 11 games behind The Evil Ones in the AL East. Something's got to give.