Saturday, June 30, 2018

E-'Dud' Melts Down Again, As Red Sox Fall To Evil Ones In Opener , 8-1

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Eduardo Rodriguez has once again called into question whether he will ever reach the peak of his potential. Gifted with brilliant stuff, the lefty seems to take two steps forward and three back in his career. Last night—it was four steps back, in one of the biggest games of the year. For the second straight game, Rodriguez gave up big run totals and high pitch counts early—ultimately coughing up five eared runs in just six innings of work in the eventual 8-1 dubbing. Boston's bats went silent again, with only Mookie Betts and newcomer Steve Pearce getting multiple-hit games. This one was a stinker throughout, and it now falls to Chris Sale to right the ship tonight against The Evil Ones.