Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Red Sox Survive Yet More Crappy Pitching, Outlast Blue Jays, 10-8

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Rick Porcello barely held onto an early 5-0 lead and Ryan Brasier gagged away four runs late—yet Boston's offense somehow allowed for a win over Toronto, 10-8. This was a game that should have been a 'rocking chair' victory—and would have been if this were 2018. Once again, the story of this edition of The Carmine Hose is lousy pitching—from most of the starters and most of the bullpen. Rookie Michael Chavis got his first career grand slam, Andrew Benintendi knocked in three runs and Xander Bogaerts had three hits in Boston's ten-run attack. But somehow this was an unsatisfying win—over a woefully bad Blue Jay team. The victory did move Boston to within nine games of The Evil Ones—and keeps them two games out of the second Wild Card spot.