Monday, June 27, 2016

AAA-Rod Implodes In Tampa, Red Sox Fall To Rays, 13-7

(AP Photo)
UPDATE: E-Rod Sent to AAA
The next time you see Eduardo Rodriguez on a mound it will likely be in Area Code 401—as in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. E-Rod (or should we say AAA-Rod) went 2 2/3 innings—giving up nine earned runs tonight in an eventual 13-7 loss to Tampa Bay. The Boston offense did fight back—to the tune of seven runs on twelve hits—but it was way too little, way too late. Interestingly, it was the bottom of the order that did the job—Bryce Brentz (3-4, 2 RBIs); Sandy "Babe" Leon (2-4, 2 RBIs, HR); Marco Hernandez (3-4, RBI). This one was was pretty much over before the 1,762 Rays fans took their seats. There was a team meeting after the game—a team summit conference is needed.