Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Expected, but still sucked

The Red Sox lost last night to the Rays 3-0 on Matt Moore's 2 hit shutout. The win puts the Rays only a 1/2 game out of a tie for first place in the AL East.

Lone bright spot for the Sox may be the performance of Brandon Workman, who gave up only two runs in his second outing at the big league level. His first appearance was against the powerful Athletics, whom he shut out for six innings.

In Workman, the Sox may have finally found a sixth pitcher to blend into the rotation to spell the other guys when needed that won't translate to a guaranteed loss such as when the so-called highly touted prospect Webster was called up and shelled repeatedly.

Sort of allowed myself to think the guys might have trouble with the dominating Moore last night, but I held out hope they could get to him. Oh well. Tonight has slumping Jon Lester going against the beatable Roberto "Fausto" Hernandez. This series isn't over by a long shot, and the Sox still have the chance to bury the Rays 3 1/2 games back with the gritty play they've been demonstrating all year.

Here's hoping . . .

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