Sunday, July 30, 2017

Red Sox Errors Lead To Two Blown Leads—Fall, 5-3

(AP Photo)
Suddenly, this team does not feel like a winner. Blowing 2-0 and 3-1 leads, the Red Sox committed two costly errors in a deflating 5-3 loss to Kansas City. For so many reasons, this should have been an exhilarating win: 1.) another solid Drew Pomeranz start (6.2 innings, one earned run); 2.) another HR by rookie phenom Rafael Devers; 3.) a chance to take a series from a tough opponent; 4.) the real opportunity (with an Evil Empire loss) to climb back into first place. All of it disappeared in a error-filled, 4-run inning. Matt Barnes took the loss, getting no outs and giving up four runs (three earned) in that horrific eighth. Wicked bad loss—no biscuit.