Sunday, May 21, 2017

Left Coast Lethargy Continues, Red Sox Fall To A's, 8-3

(AP Photo)
During the 'Impossible Dream' Spring Training of 1967, new Red Sox manager Dick Williams made fans a promise, "We'll win more than we lose." Fifty years later, John Farrell can't make the same claim for the 2017 Carmine Hose. In fact, after yesterday's 8-3 loss, Boston sits at exactly .500 (21-21). Pre-season visions of a World Series appearance against the Cubbies are fading fast. This team is now in fourth place—just four games ahead of the miserable Toronto Blue Jays. On Saturday, Drew Pomeranz pitched just OK, and was lifted after four innings—following a dugout altercation with his manager. As it turns out—despite the lefty's high pitch count at the time—he was right and Farrell was wrong. A conga line of Red Sox "relievers" coughed up six runs, putting the game out of reach. Go Celtics! And don't forget, Patriots training camp starts in just about seven or eight weeks.