Monday, August 20, 2018

'Raiders Of Lost Offense' Make Return Trip To Fenway As Rays 2-Hit Red Sox

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The Red Sox lost to a guy (Jalen Beeks) that they just traded away for Nathan Eovaldi—in a humiliating 2-0 shutout at Fenway yesterday (with Boston managing just two hits). Beeks went four innings (in a typical Tampa "bullpen" merry-go-round)—shitting down the MLB's most potent offense on just one hit. Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts were the only Red Sox to hit safely—wasting a pretty good p[itching performance by emergency starter Hector Velazquez (4 IP, 1 ER). The Rays' two runs came of dual solo blasts—one off Velazquez and one off Matt Barnes. The loss cut Boston's lead in the AL East to 9.5 games. Starting tonight, Tito's Tribe come in to Fenway for a four-game set.