Saturday, June 9, 2018

Double A Red Sox Line-Up 'Fails Sale', Boston Falls To Lowly Pale Hose, 1-0

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Chris Sale might be cutting up some uniforms in the clubhouse today—specifically those of his teammates who generated a grand total of three hits in Boston's 1-0 loss. Sale, for his part, was magnificent—reaching 100 MPH several times, striking out ten and allowing one earned run. The lefty ace went eight superb innings and got bupkus out of it—in fact, he got his third straight loss. This was largely the result of Boston's two best hitters being out of the line-up due to injury—but also because manager Alex Cora decided to put a Little League-level batting order on the field—with the last five hitters batting no higher than .255 (and two under .200). This was as much about poor management as it was about lack of offense. As a result, the Red Sox are now a second-place team. Bad game. No biscuit.