3 Red Sox players to blame for being swept by the Angels

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2) Boston Red Sox player to blame for being swept: Justin Turner

I don't expect Justin Turner to carry anything close to the burden I expect Rafael Devers to, but Turner is one of the better hitters on this team. He hits either second or third pretty much every night, so Turner is a guy Alex Cora relies heavily upon to produce. He did absolutely nothing this series.

Turner went hitless in his ten at-bats this series and struck out three times. He did draw three walks which is good, but to go hitless? Against the Angels pitching staff?

It's not like Boston saw Shohei Ohtani or even Patrick Sandoval in this series. They faced arguably the three worst starters the Angels had to offer in Jaime Barria, Griffin Canning, and Tyler Anderson. To end up with four runs, two of them coming off of Aaron Loup, is inexcusable.

Turner being hitless is a huge reason why this team couldn't do much of anything. Turner hit third behind Masataka Yoshida who had two hits in the opener. He hit second behind Rob Refsnyder who had a pair of hits in yesterday's game. He couldn't help the Sox rally at all.

I think Turner has been a solid player for Boston. He even came up big when the Angels came to Fenway in April. This series however, he did not show up.