'Vanillas In The Mist', Red Sox Lose Two Leads, Fall, 8-6
It was a rainy, extremely wacky loss at Fenway Park today. Up by two runs in the ninth, the Red Sox pulled off one of the oddest plays in years—turning a misplayed wall triple into an inside-the-park-out-at home. That was the first out. Then Junichi Tazawa pitched like he was in the Little League World Series, giving up four earned runs on six hits. Lead gone, Sox down 8-6—which was the final score. Boston blew a 2-0 lead earlier, with sloppy defense and a 'just OK' pitching performance by Eduardo Rodriguez (6 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs). Jackie Bradley, Jr. led the way with three more hits and two RBIs—not to mentioned the ridiculous throw on the aforementioned inside-the-park-out-at home. Rusney Castillo and Pablo Sadoval each had two hits and an RBI. But, this was another disastrous loss by a decidedly 'vanilla' team.