Friday, July 21, 2017

Lousy Pitching, Bad Defense Lead To 8-6 Loss To Jays

(AP Photo)
Doug Fister is no longer ready for a primetime starting job—and even the bullpen could be in doubt. Given an early 3-1 lead, Fister proceeded to cough up six earned runs in just 4.1 innings of work in the eventual 8-6 defeat. Boston tried to fight back—or we should say Dustin Pedroia tried to fight back—clouting a three run HR that brought The Carmine Hose to within 7-6 in the seventh inning. But it was all for naught—complicated by things like Brock Holt dropping a "sun-ball" pop-up leading to two runs. The Muddy Chicken is countering all the "leader" critics with a monster July—yesterday going 3-5 with three RBIs. Mookie Betts also contributed with two RBIs—but this was all about really bad pitching. The loss was a costly one—as the idle Rays and victorious Evil Ones both gained ground on Boston.