Red Sox season ends in loss at the hands of Yankees


Sep 28, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher

Clay Buchholz

(11) delivers a pitch during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Sunday afternoon. It was the end of the season for both teams with the Sox failing to make the playoffs for the third time in four years. Given that last season they won the World Series, we fans really have nothing to complain about.

Clay Buchholz took the mound for the last time this season. He last just six innings, allowing four runs on five hits, one of which was, of course, made by center of attention Derek Jeter. Buchholz finishes 2014 with a less than impressive 8-11 record and a mediocre 5.34 ERA. Craig Breslow allowed five runs without even registering an out. Drake Britton pitched an inning without allowing a run, while Burke Badenhop didn’t allow so much of a hit during his inning of work. Alex Wilson came in to pitch the ninth despite the fact that his last name didn’t start with a B like the others. He also had a clean inning of work.

Mookie Betts was the only Red Sox player to have more than one hit: a single and a double. Dan Butler also had a double. The starting lineup may have been full of less than famous names here at the close of the season. It does give us a glimpse of the potential 2015 lineup.

It’s going to be a long off season for the Sox. There are plenty of questions to be answered. What will happen regarding Jon Lester? Who will the Sox go after in the offseason? Where do people like Will Middlebrooks, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Betts belong?

Go 2015 Red Sox!