That was thought process entering the game sitting in the right field bleachers. Three hours later that was shot down and felt that I had just witnessed the end of the Sox season. They just sucked all around last night. Defensively, the errors by Lester and Scutaro killed us and Beltre had about 3 or 4 hits get past him in the hot corner.Victor's error was awful too (GLOVE DOWN VICTOR, GLOVE DOWN!). Pitching wise, Lester was off and visibly bothered by something even though John Farrell stated otherwise. But with Lester struggling, he left down 4-1. Then Scott Atchison came in and in a span of 15 minutes, he gave up 5 runs blowing this game wide open.
It appeared the Red Sox had everything going their way prior to Wednesday night’s tilt with the lowly Cleveland Indians.
Ace lefty Jon Lester was taking the mound. Jacoby Ellsbury was back in the saddle hitting leadoff and playing center field.
Unfortunately none of that worked out for Boston, Lester was out of the game in the sixth inning after repeated visits to the mound by the Sox training staff and Boston fell by a lopsided 9-1 score in an error-filled loss to the Tribe at Fenway.
The defeat drops the Sox to 12-15 in their last 27 games, and Boston continues to sink deeper behind in the A.L. East standings.
If the Red Sox don't make the postseason they’ll be able to look at their performances against some of the weak sisters as one of the main reasons behind it.
The Indians didn't even need any of those as 2 were good for the win. Masterson pitched well against us and got out of trouble numerous times. The Sox were able to get the lead men on but did jack shit with them going (by my count) 0-9 with runners on and stranding 9 as well. Jacoby came to a decent ovation and welcomed that with an 0-5. It was just awful to see the Red Sox fail to make any sort of comeback. Ortiz's homer was the only bright spot in a shitty performance. The Sox lost to a former teammate and a Triple A Squad. And Jacoby's talking playoffs. Playoffs? Cue the Jim Mora footage.
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