Monday, September 5, 2016

Kimbrel Gags Away Great E-Rod Start, Sox Lose, 1-0

(AP Photo)
It was a day set up for glory. Eduardo Rodriguez was cruising to what should have been an easy, redemptive win. He was tossing a no-no into the eighth—when the A's got their lone hit off him via replay. That should have been a sign of things to come. In the ninth, "closer" Craig Kimbrel started things off with a lead-off walk—the death knell for pitchers. Sure enough, he coughed up a hit that brought that runner around with the winning run in a first-place evacuating 1-0 loss. Enough said about this one.