Red Sox stymied, lose 5-1

Posted on Jun 17 2016 - 6:22am by Tyler Scionti

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After a successful run the Red Sox seem to be perfectly mediocre. Sorry folks, but as good as this team was in May, they’ve sucked a$$ in June and judging by the fact that no one seems to be reading any more, I think we’ve accepted that this may not be our year. The Sox are 5-8 so far this month as our tear to the top of the AL East has turned into a one-game lead over the Jays for second place. Eduardo Rodriguez was rocked, again, while our offense did nothing, again.Yawn.

Bright Spots

  • David Ortiz hit his 17th homer of the season–a solo shot in the ninth to put the Sox on the board and avoid a shutout.

Downers

  • Jeez Rodriguez sure has sucked since being called back up, some savior to the staff. Eduardo allowed all five runs of the game in 4.1 innings of work in what was truly a disappointing outing.
  • Seriously, Clay Buchholz fired three shut out innings–should’ve had him start.
  • Our lineup was held to four hits in the game, two of them from Papi. Six men went hitless as the Sox did pretty much everything they could to not score runs–and it worked.

Starting Pitcher Rewind

How many more clunkers do we have to see before Rodriguez gets the plug pulled? Of his four starts one has been decent and the others have been straight garbage. Honestly, I think he belongs back in AAA if he has one more dumpster fire of a performance because this is just downright ugly to watch. Rodriguez was battered for five runs in 4.1 innings of work serving up eight hits (one of them a homer) and two walks while striking out five. Just a rough outing all over.

Going Forward

The Sox are fighting for their lives and they’ve got the look of a dead man walking, unless they shake this funk we’ll soon be in third place looking up for the rest of the season.

There really is nothing like the Sox sucking to remind me of my childhood.

 
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