Connect with us
Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox Struggle to Score in an Error Filled Game

Published

on

Sox Pitching Continues To Struggle

On [Monday] night the Red Sox bats were quiet.  It looked like it would be a close game against Baltimore, but it spiraled out of control for the Red Sox.  They made too many Errors down the stretch to win the game.  They just weren’t playing good Baseball.  Their starter Rick Porcello was pitching.  He did his best to keep them in the game.  Yet with little run support they couldn’t capitalize on their opportunities.  Porcello pitched well, giving up just two Runs.  It kept it close up until the 8th Inning when Heath Hembree was pitching.  The 8th Inning was ugly for the Red Sox as they made 4 Errors in a row.  Which sealed the deal for the Orioles win.

Porcello started off strong through 4 innings.  In the 5th Inning he gave up an RBI Double.  He fought his way back and ended the 5th stranding two base runners in scoring position, leaving it [1-0].  Porcello ended up giving up a Home Run to Manny Machado.  He left the game afterwards at [2-0].  With the only real blemish being the Home Run.  The Red Sox seem to really struggle scoring wise as they average under 2 Runs Scored a game with Porcello pitching.  This is something we have seen in the past as they also struggle when Chris Sale pitches.

Heath Hembree came into the 7th Inning and seemed to be doing alright till the dreaded 8th Inning.  He made a throwing Error on a Double Play ball to second base.  Which led to a Baltimore score [3-0].  Another fielding Error by the Red Sox brought in another Run making it a [4-0] ball game.  In all they made 4 Errors in the Inning making it 8 Errors in only 3 games.  It was ugly.  Hembree had to be taken out of the game after pitching just 1 1/3rd Innings.  A Sac Fly would later score another Oriole making it [5-0].

The Red Sox mounted a mini comeback scoring two Runs but an atrocious base running error by Hanley Ramirez ended it.  He hit an RBI Single but kept running to second where Andrew Benintendi was.  There were two runners at one base and Benintendi was called out.  As I said before they just weren’t playing good Baseball.  The final score was [5-2] and the Baltimore Orioles handed the Sox their 12th loss of the season.  The Red Sox will have to get some hits going if they want to win these close games.

Boston Red Sox

Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton

Published

on

Boston Red Sox Team President Dave Dombrowski isn’t a great talent evaluator. Throughout his entire career, he has built his success by acquiring proven big league talent. Betting on that changing anytime soon is foolish, so why not make another move for proven talent?

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has long been rumored to be on the trade block and Boston is just one of his potential destinations. Reports have stated thought that Stanton would prefer a trade to a team like the Dodgers despite “advisers” pushing for Boston.

The Stanton vs Judge potential is enough to get any baseball fans heart racing. But should Boston present Miami a god offer? Some have balked at the potential of trading any more prospects but let me tell you a very well known secret, Boston’s farm system has been pillaged. Jay Groome and Michael Chavis are considered the best two prospects remaining under Dombrowski.

So any thought of depleting the farm system anymore should be tossed out the window as there isn’t much left there, to begin with. On top of that, the current makeup of the team and the organization is winning now, a strategy that is far from working given the current talent in the lineup. Last season the Red Sox lacked true pop in their lineup after the retirement of David Ortiz. Many at the time sold it as the 2015 Royals who nickeled and dimed their way to a world series title. But when it came down to it the 2017 Boston Red Sox lacked balls.

Boston needs a power bat in the heart of their order. Not just for the home runs from that player, but for the protection they would offer the other hitters in the lineup. If you were a pitcher facing the Red Sox last season almost every hitter in the lineup could be pitched too. The only exception might be Hanley Ramirez, but the BIG HR simply was set up to fail to have to step in for Ortiz with no protection around him.

Stanton would instantly bring in pop, lineup protection, and the much needed “it” factor that will help drive fans to the team. Without this type of move, it is hard to see how next season will be any different.

Continue Reading

Boston Red Sox

Minimum Expectations for the 2018 Red Sox

Published

on

Last year, it was Chris Sale; in 2016, the exorbitantly expensive David Price was all the hype. Both of these roundly heralded saviors produced the same underwhelming results. Another short-winded trip to the playoffs; another bummer of a year.

The Red Sox simply cannot afford a third consecutive first-round exit, in the 2018 postseason. And it seems that Dave Dombrowski knows this. In an attempt to prevent car-flipping anarchy in the streets, he fired the overseer of all this recent failure (his direct subordinate) – John Farrell.

Now the Sox will be heading into next season with a newfangled remedy. No, it’s not a hundred-million dollar player. This time around, management has received the upgrade. It’s the newly hired manager, Alex Cora, who will be charged with the burden of resurrecting one of the most venerated franchises in professional sports.

On Monday, Cora was formally introduced to Boston as the new manager (or scapegoat).

Good luck, buddy! You’re gonna need it.  

Should Boston fans really expect an appreciable change to be affected by just one man? After all, this is exactly what we’ve done, to no avail, for the past few years. And if Cora really represents the end-all-be-all solution, what is a realistic accomplishment for him, and his club, in the first season of his tenure?

Continue Reading

Boston Red Sox

Like Looking in the Mirror

Published

on

Red Sox

After watching the Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series, Red Sox fans deserve to be upset.

Go ahead and sink into your bed of indignance, for a couple of days, and don’t let anyone stop you, Red Sox Nation. You’re safe there.  

The asseveration has lingered on the tip of Boston’s tongue, ever since the ALDS – “That could have been us!” And it’s true, it could have been the Sox hoisting that trophy, on Wednesday night.

Continue Reading

Most Popular

Copyright © 2017 Trifecta Network