Thursday, August 25, 2016

'Offense' Wastes Another Solid Pomeranz Start, Lose 2-1

(AP Photo)
They're baaaaack—The Raiders Of The Lost Offense. At the end of a grueling 11-game road trip, the Red Sox today looked like a team ready to pack it in and head home. Scattering six singles and one double, Boston squandered multiple opportunities to score, ultimately falling 2-1 to Tampa. Drew Pomeranz turned in another solid performance—going six innings, yielding just two earned runs and striking out eleven. This time the bullpen was fine (notching two shutout innings), but the bats were clearly ready for the flight home. All in all, The Carmine Hose finished this trip with a 7-4 mark. Not bad, but it could have been so much better. Back home on Friday, the Sox will face the Kansas City Royals to begin a brief, six-game homestand. After that, it's off to Oakland for the beginning of another road trip—this one nine games in three cities.