Thursday, May 10, 2018

Boston Bullpen Seals Team's Fate, Red Sox Lose Game And First Place, 9-6

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If you hit three home runs in a game (two of them two-run shots), you should win that game. Of course, that assumes you have good starting and relief pitching. Neither was the case last night, as the Red Sox gave away a winnable contest and lost possession of first place in the process. Let's start with Rick Porcello. He was able to go just 5.1 innings and coughed up five earned runs. Then, the increasingly crappy bullpen, gave up another four—unable to hold a 6-5 Boston lead. While Brian Johnson and Carson Smith did their jobs, Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel opened the floodgates that led to the eventual 9-6 loss. Red Sox home runs came from Mitch Moreland, Andrew Benintendi and Hanley Ramirez. A win tonight gets The Carmine Hose back into a tie for first place.