Boston Red Sox Lose In Bitter Loss At Fenway Park To Toronto Blue Jays
Monday was not a great look for the Boston Red Sox. After splitting a series with New York, they came out and lost 4-3 to the last place Toronto Blue Jays.
Boston’s offense continues to look minor league. They only collected 6 base hits which they, fortunately, converted into 3 RBIs. The Red Sox did have the chance to plate their 4th run in a 3 run 7th inning. But left fielder Mookie Betts blew through third base and got tossed out at home.
“I kind of had it in my mind, if he hits a double, I’m going to score,” Betts said. “Because I was running, I didn’t see Butter hold up a stop sign. Obviously, if I see that, I’m going to stop. That’s my fault for not looking up.”
Bett’s aggressiveness while it looked like it was a contributing factor in their loss, it is something Boston requires.
“An aggressive play but I thought a very good play. We forced them to execute a flawless play, which they did.”
*Out by a mile* pic.twitter.com/Ay08BwSEAb
— Dan O'Mara (@Dan_OMara) July 18, 2017
On the mound, Eduardo Rodriguez was stellar in his return from injury. E-Rod tossed 5.1 innings giving up 6 base hits and 3 earned runs while walking 4 and striking out 8 batters.
“I think that it was fastball command the first two innings,” Rodriguez said. “The pitch I missed to Morales was supposed to be a fastball up, and the one to Pearce was supposed to be a back-foot cutter.”
The pitcher who received the L was Heath Hembree. Hembree walked 1 and gave up two base hits and an earned run in the 8th to give Toronto a 4-3 edge.
Boston remains in first place in the AL East. But Tampa Bay is just two games back now with a victory over the A’s on Monday night.