Sunday, August 25, 2019

BrockStar Homers In 9th, Red Sox Eke-Out 5-4 Win Over Hapless Friars

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After blowing a 4-0 lead, the Red Sox faced the possibility of losing to one of the worst teams in baseball—the lowly San Diego Padres. Then, Brock Holt came to the rescue. The BrockStar ambushed Padre closer All-Star Kirby Yates' first pitch—launching a down-and-in fastball over the Petco Park fence for a 5-4 Red Sox lead. That lead held up as Brandon Workman worked a scoreless (albeit cardiac) ninth in the eventual win—the 70th on the season for Boston. Nathan Eovaldi lasted just three innings in his second start back—giving up two earned runs. The Boston offense was keyed by Holt—along with Christian Vazquez (2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, R), Mookie Betts (2-5, RBI) and Mitch Moreland (2-4, RBI). The win moved The Carmine Hose marginally closer to the second AL Wild Card spot (6.0 games out).