It was a valiant effort from David Price, maybe one of his better starts on the season. The lefty ace went eight innings while allowing two runs on three hits–the trouble is two of them left the park. Meanwhile the “best offense nevah” couldn’t do much aside from a solo shot from Chris Young as they were trounced at every turn by SanFran, falling quietly in the ninth despite a threat of a rally. I can’t say I’m all that surprised, as much as I despise him (now I get it NL West fans, I really do) Bumgarner is good and beat us as we all knew he would.
In the end, despite having two on in the ninth with one out, the Sox fell silently ending their chances with a weak grounder to short.
- Price touched 95 and struck out seven, nice big step for him, hopefully he continues to improve.
- Young had himself a day going 2-3 with a home run, his fifth on the season. He’s batting .310 as he seems to be coming around.
- Mookie Betts had a nice night going 2-4 while stealing two bases, he now has 11 on the year.
- Betts and Young had four of the five hits allowed–no wonder we lost the damn game, six starters went hitless.
- That really is it, on any other night we’d win this game 10-2 and it’d be a triumphant victory, instead we were held hostage at the plate while the Giants squeaked past.
Starting Pitcher Rewind
Gotta hand it to Price, he’s looking more and more like an ace; the big lefty allowed two runs over eight innings of work while striking out seven and dialing it up to 95 on the radar gun. He walked two and allowed three hits as, aside from the two homers, he was efficient throughout the game. He lowered his ERA down to 4.63 and will likely continue building off of it as he seems to be heating up with the warmer weather, hopefully it translates to more wins for us.
The Sox get a much needed off day Thursday before playing the Twins, which should be a nice breather after their rough stretch of late. As good as the Sox were to start the season, they are 2-5 so far in June so a good series against Minnesota should be a welcome sight for our favorite starting nine.