Boston Red Sox Get Walked Off Upon By Joe Mauer
Joe Mauer hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
This was Mauer’s first career walkoff home run. But it came after the Boston Red Sox rallied in the top of the ninth. Chris Young‘s pinch-hit, two-run single in the top of the ninth tied the game at 3-3 for the Red Sox. Outfielder Andrew Benintendi hit his fourth homer of the year for Boston.
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In the bottom of the ninth with the game tied Farrell used Matt Barnes, instead of Craig Kimbrel. The last time Barnes gave up a walkoff it was in Minnesota. Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez pitched into the seventh, something he hasn’t done all season, and probably shouldn’t have done as the Twins third run of the game came after E-Rod gave up a lead-off triple.
Farrell will continue to face criticism for his in game moves, of course it is easy to point out stuff after the fact. But as the reasons to fire Farrell grows watch for Memorial Day as the timeframe for Dave Dombrowski and ownership to make a decision if the team is still hovering around this winning percentage or lower.