Thursday, June 23, 2016

Red Sox Blow Two Leads, Fall To Pale Hose Again, 8-6

(AP Photo)
Once again, a Red Sox starter pitched just bad enough to lose. Eduardo Rodriguez—under pressure to perform from Dave Dombrowski—delivered six innings of three-run ball last night in another frustrating 8-6 loss. E-Rod seemed more in control, with good velocity on his fastball, but failed to hold a 4-2 lead. Koji Uehara later yielded another lead—giving up two HRs in a terrible outing. The offense came alive with 13 hits—including another three-hit/three RBI effort by Xander Bogaerts (now hitting .351). Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia and Jackie Bradley, Jr. also had multiple-hit games—but it was not enough to beat this sub-par Chicago White Sox team.