Monday, April 11, 2016

Red Sox Victimized By Long-Ball, Fall To Orioles, 9-7

(AP Photo)
In most portions of the known universe, if your score seven runs with David Price on the mound, you should win. Apparently, Fenway Park is in an alternate universe. Ahead 3-0 early, Price coughed up five earned runs—three on a 'big fly' by Mark Trumbo. After much back-and-forth, the teams were tied at six each entering the ninth. Our new "lock-down" closer Craig Kimbrel was anything but—missing the strike zone badly until yielding a monster three-run blast to Chris Davis. A valiant come-back in the bottom of the inning (including a solo HR by Mookie Betts—who was 3-5 with two RBIs) fell two runs short, 9-7. So, now we are again faced with a .500 ballclub. What else is new?