Red Sox run over by the Angels, losing 12-5

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The Red Sox were rocked by the Angels, losing 12-5.

Rick Porcello started strong, not allowing a run through 3 innings. However, in the top of the fourth the wheels begin to come off. He had the bases loaded at one point but was able to get out of the inning with only two earned runs and hope remained. However, the bleeding continued in the 5th inning where Porcello allowed 5 more runs before being pulled. The Red Sox then brought in Matt Barnes who promptly allowed another 4 more runs. After this, the game was essentially over.

The offense was better today that they had been in previous nights, scoring 5 runs. Mike Napoli hit a homer in the second and gave the Sox an early lead. Rusney Castillo also was able to get a hit and score a run in his 2015 debut.

This Red Sox team has been very frustrating to watch lately. The pitching seems to get better then all of a sudden randomly implodes and the star studded offense can’t consistently put up runs or hit with runners on. Calling up Rusney Castillo is a welcome change that hopefully can provide some spark in the lineup but all-in-all, the Red Sox are playing pretty poorly right now and need to make some major adjustments

Game Notes

  • Rusney Castillo made his debut tonight, leaving question marks surrounding what the team plans to do with the outfield in the future.
  • Hanley Rameriez left in the 6th inning with left hand soreness. Hopefully it’s nothing but we will have to wait and see.
  • Xander Bogaerts raised his average tonight to .270, he was moved to the 5 hole in the lineup and I’m beginning to wonder if John Farrell is considering moving him up even more considering how well he has been seeing the ball lately.

F. . Game Ball. No One. STARTING PITCHING

Porcello was pretty terrible tonight. He started off well but just couldn’t keep it together and it cost the team the game. Hopefully he can rebound in his next start.

F. . Game Ball. Robbie Ross. RELIEF PITCHING

The Red Sox brought in Matt Barnes to try and stop the bleeding. He failed. Terribly. Robbie Ross pitched 2.1 solid innings, not allowing a run and striking out two Angels. He has been pretty solid from the pen lately and hopefully he can keep it up.

B. . Game Ball. Dustin Pedrooia. OFFENSE

Most nights, 5 runs is enough to win you the game, or at least keep it close. However, with the atrocity that was the Red Sox pitching tonight, this was not the case. It was good to see Napoli go yard and Dustin Pedroia had a good night going 3-5 with an RBI. The team needs to work on consistency across the board but if we can score 5 runs each night hopefully we will start winning games soon.

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