Sunday, May 27, 2018

"Yard"-Sale: Sox Ace Gives Up Three-Run Homer, Boston Falls To Braves, 7-1

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This was not your typical Chris Sale outing. The lefty went just 4.1 innings, giving up six earned runs in perhaps his worst start of the year. Things did not look good after Sale coughed-up up a three-run shot early on—and, sure enough, it did not get any better in the eventual 7-1 loss. Boston's "offense" was held to just four hits—making Sale's performance kind of moot anyway. This was a stinker of a game, with more bad defense (from the totally unexpected source of Jackie Bradley, Jr.) and a total lack of punch. The fact that both Mookie Betts (slight injury, scratched right before game time) and J.D. Martinez (getting a scheduled rest, we guess) were missing in action didn't help the cause. Of course, The Bronx Embalmers won at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street—meaning the AL East lead is back down to just one game. Blue Jays in town tomorrow.