Thursday, June 21, 2018

'Raiders Of The Lost Offense' Re-Emerge, Price Mediocre, Red Sox Fall, 4-1

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Last night, the Red Sox went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position. In the series so far against a pretty crappy Minnesota team, they are 2 for 22 on that 'metric'. They had four hits last nigt—four hits. In addition, David Price was a little off his form—coughing up a home run to the first batter of the game, and then another two-run shot that broke a 1-1 tie. Still, he went six innings and delivered what is today called a "quality start", so he—and the team—should have won this game. Instead, the Twinkies took it 4-1, and have already won the series. Mookie Betts did get two hits—so maybe he's back on track. But, otherwise, this was a bad loss—dropping Boston two full games behind The Evil Ones in the American League East.