Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bullpen Choke-Fest Dooms Red Sox In Bronx, 5-4

(AP Photo)
One of Boston's strengths this year, its bullpen, abandoned the team on Friday night. Ahead 3-0 in the eighth, a series of relievers choked away the game and the team's win streak. Let's name names, shall we? Thanks to Addison Reed (0 IP, 4 runs) and Joe Kelly (0.2 IP, 1 run) we are now just 3.5 games up on The Evil Ones. Period. The meltdown wasted HRs by Hanley Ramirez and Andrew Benintendi and some 9th-inning heroics (which we won't discuss, Eduardo Nunez). Another fine 6-inning pitching performance by Eduardo Rodriguez was also wasted. Bad loss. No Biscuit.