Thursday, July 6, 2017

Red Sox Are Stumbling Stumbleweeds In Texas, Lose, 8-2

(AP Photo)
After several games of scoring in "wholesale" fashion (nearly nine runs per game over the previous six), the Red Sox reverted back to The Raiders Of The Lost Offense "retail" mode. Held hitless by Andrew Cashner (of all people) for six innings, The Carmine Hose feebly eked out two runs in a deflating 8-2 loss. After a ninety-minute rain delay, this monstrosity of a game started—with Doug Fister proving no match for the "immortal" Cashner. The righty went just 3.2 innings, giving up six runs (four earned)—including 2 HRs. You had the sense the night would not be good when Fister plunked a batter on his first pitch of the game. The offense—such as it was—featured three total hits. The biggest of these was a two-run homer by Xander Bogaerts—his sixth of the year. Onto to Tampa.