Monday, July 22, 2019

Red Sox Are One-Hit By No-Name Journeyman Pitcher, Fall to Orioles, 5-0

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As bad as Friday night's loss to the Orioles was, this one might be worse. On the heels of scoring 17 runs against Baltimore on Saturday, the Red Sox were one-hit by a 30-year-old pitcher who is with his eighth MLB club. A ringing Rafael Devers double was the only base knock logged by The Carmine Hose—as this puzzling team continues its see-saw season. They have been just bad enough to be hard to watch—and just good enough to hang on to a glimmer of post-season hope. Former Oriole Andrew Cashner was again just pedestrian in his second Boston start—giving up four earned runs over six innings in the eventual 5-0 loss (including two home runs to his Bird best buddy Trey Mancini). This stinging loss keeps Boston 11 games back of The Bronx Embalmers, two back of Tampa and three out of the final AL Wild Card Spot. Terrible game, no biscuit!