Saturday, July 23, 2016

Offense Disappears, Wastes Solid E-Rod Start, 2-1

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You'd think they were facing Stephen Strasburg or Clayton Kershaw. Instead, the previously awesome Red sox offense could muster almost nothing against Kyle Gibsonwho? For the second consecutive night, Mookie Betts led off the game with a solo HR, but on Friday, 12 more runs did not follow. In fact, none did. Not until the ninth inning did The Carmine Hose even threaten—when they loaded the bases with none out. With David Ortiz coming to the plate, victory seemed inevitable. Wrong, rosin bag breath! Papi hit into a double play and Hanley Ramirez lined out sharply to RF in the 2-1 loss. Game. Set Match. Second place.