Thursday, August 16, 2018

Red Sox And Eovaldi Blow Three-Run Lead, Bullpen Melts Again In 7-4 Loss

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This was a game that the juggernaut Red Sox should have won. Taking an early 3-0 lead on a bases-clearing double by (previously ice-cold) Mitch Moreland should have been the catalyst to put away the staggering Phillies. But Nathan Eovaldi immediately coughed up the lead, then the porous Boston bullpen gave the game away once again in the late innings. Both Joe Kelly and Drew Pomeranz were just plain lousy—putting the cap on the eventual 7-4 loss. Hey, Dave Dombrowski, get a damn bullpen arm now. Aside from Moreland, only Brock Holt (2-3, R) and pinch-hitter Mookie Betts (1-1, RBI) had solid offensive nights. Thankfully, The Evil Ones also lost, so the lead in the AL East stays at ten games.