Sunday, July 24, 2016

SquanderPalooza: Red Sox Blow Late Lead, Fall, 11-9

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First and foremost it was another bad David Price start. Over just 5 2/3 innings, Price gave up five earned runs on eleven hits. Not what your looking for from your $30 million/year ace—especially against a crappy team like the Twins. In any event, Price left the game ahead 7-5—thanks partly to a monster three-run HR by Hanley Ramirez. But, bad defense by infielders playing the outfield led to a barrage of Twinkie runs and an eventual 11-9 loss. Lost in the shuffle was an amazing four-hit performance by Xander Bogaerts. An Oriole win put Boston 1.5 games out of first. Really bad loss. No biscuit.