Best offense nevah, Sox lose 3-2

Posted on Jun 15 2016 - 6:26am by Tyler Scionti

Apr 11, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

It figures that when David Price finally turns in a good start, the Sox offense drops off into the wind. The Bosox were stymied by Tillman as they were held to two runs on a solo HR and RBI single. Despite having a chance with the bases loaded the Sox blew every opportunity they had as they went 1-9 with runners in scoring position in a game that was 100% winnable. But hey, that’s baseball for you. Price touched 94mph and struck out 11 but sadly it wasn’t enough as one mistake early in the game was enough to put the O’s up top and give them a lead they would not look back from.

Bright Spots

  • Solid outing for Price, I’ll take eight innings and 11 strikeouts, what’s even more impressive was that he sent down 19 in a row at one point.
  • Jackie Bradley Jr continues to mash as he smacked a solo HR to dead center to get the scoring started. You go Jackie Bradley. That was his 11th on the season by the way, which is a new career best.
  • You can thank Hanley Ramirez for the only other run in the game as he drove in Mookie with a RBI single to center.

Downers

  • How do you load the bases and not score a run? #RedSoxThings
  • Seriously though, this game was winnable in every sense of the word–Tillman is good, but not that good.
  • hate Machado

Starting Pitcher Rewind

Good outing for Price, but the two homers sank him. The veteran lefty went eight innings while allowing three runs thanks to a two-run bomb in the first and a solo bomb in the eighth. He allowed five hits in total, walked none, and struck out 11 while touching the mid-90s as he looked like his old self–except for the giving up home runs part.

Going Forward

Well thanks to that loss we’re one game out of first and only two games ahead of Toronto. Make no mistake about it, this series is a must win folks.

 
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