Monday, August 27, 2018

Red Sox Lead Dwindles To Just Six Games, Clobbered Again By Rays, 9-1

The ghosts of 1978 and 2011 are starting to gather together their elemental ectoplasm. Your former juggernaut 2018 Carmine Hose have now lost six of their last eight games—and now lead The Evil Ones by just six in the American League East—five games in the "all-important" loss column. Yesterday's debacle was mostly due to lousy pitching by Nathan Eovaldi—who managed to go just four innings, while giving up six earned runs in the eventual 9-1 drubbing. The Boston offense was again ice cold—totaling just three measly hits. Clearly, it's not yet panic time—but the vaunted panic button has been taken out of mothballs and is at this very moment being cleaned and polished for possible use in the near future. Thankfully, the Red Sox return to Fenway for a three-game set with the horrific Marlins—but then they head back on the road for six more tilts away from home. Stay tuned, this could get ugly real quick!