Saturday, September 1, 2018

Rain Pushes Final August Loss To September, Eovaldi Bad, Sox Lose 6-1

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We're "starting" to think that Boston's rotation might be its weakest link. Chris Sale is still out injured. David Price is questionable for Monday due to a wrist contusion. Rick Porcello hasn't been "pretty" in a long while. Nathan Eovaldi  looks like a bust. Where have you gone, Brian Johnson? Part of the conundrum could be solved today, as Eduardo Rodriguez returns to the hill, but with last night's/this morning's 6-1 loss to the White Sox, Boston's lead in the AL East is again down to 7.5 games. This one was a stinker from the start—as Eovaldi coughed-up three runs right away in the first inning—after the Red Sox squandered a two-on, nobody-out opportunity in the top of the inning. Pretty soon after, the rains came and delayed things until this month. It didn't matter—the Red Sox eked out one run on five measly hits (one a HR by Andrew Benintendi). Another 'shining light' was Drew Pomeranz going four scoreless innings out of the bullpen—but that just shows you how desperate we are for some good coming out of this disaster.