Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rodriguez Loses Command, Coughs Up Five Runs, Sox Routed By Seattle, 7-2

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So much for Eduardo Roriguez's "special" run. Boston had been 13-1 in his starts this year. But on Saturday, it became evident how 'soft' his nine wins might have been this year (considering his high-threes ERA). In this one, he had no command, ran up his pitch count early, and gave up five runs (four earned) in just four innings of work. This was pretty much over early—on a cool and drizzly night at Fenway (this is late June, right?). Both Mookie Betts (illness) and Xander Bogaerts (sprained left index finger) sat out the contest. In the depressing 7-2 loss, Boston's offense again went into its shell—with only J.D. Martinez and Mitch Moreland having multiple-hit games (two each, with Moreland now back to the .300 mark). The loss missed an opportunity for The Carmine Hose to crawl back into a first-place tie in the AL East.