Monday, June 3, 2019

Red Sox Salvage One Game At Concrete Bunker In Bronx, Beat Evil Ones, 8-5

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Preserving some level of dignity, the Red Sox escaped the Bronx (and a sub-.500 record) by beating The Evil Ones last night, 8-5. David Price finally exorcised his Yankee Stadium ghosts by winning there for the first time in a Red Sox uniform. The lefty went 6.1 solid innings—yielding just two earned runs. The early Boston offense was powered by solo home runs from J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts, then helped substantially by horrific defense by The Pinstriped Posers—especially the completely inept Clint Frazier. By the way, the Red Sox have got to hold the record for most solo some runs before the All-Star Break. It seems like they almost never go yard with men on base. Others who contributed offensively to the win were: Andrew Benintendi (2-5, RBI), Eduardo Nunez (2-4, R, RBI), Rafael Devers (1-4, R, RBI) and Brock Holt (1-2, R, RBI). Matt Barnes almost blew the game late, but Boston held on. It was the 30th win of the year for the Red Sox—putting them on-pace for just 82 wins—26 fewer than last year.