It was another rough go for the Boston Red Sox as the New York Yankees closed out the series on Sunday night. The season is young, but the Sox just can’t seem to get the offense going. It’s always tough to travel to New York and leave victorious, especially in such a heated rivalry. However, it’s time for Boston to wake up; they’re currently riding at the bottom of the AL East.
After tonight’s game, the Red Sox’ team batting average is sitting at .254 along with a .325 OBP. It’s not bad by any means, but could be better. Boston’s only two runs of the night came after a second-inning Jonathan Herrera single to center, which sent Ryan Roberts home, and a Mike Napoli jack in the top of the sixth. Later in the eighth, the BoSox loaded up the bases after Napoli doubled to left and Daniel Nava and A.J. Pierzynski (hit by pitch) were both walked.
Up next was Mike Carp, but after battling to keep his at-bat alive, he failed to execute, struck out and left all three guys stranded on base.
The Sox were missing a little spark in their lineup tonight after 2B Dustin Pedroia headed back to Boston earlier today to have his wrist examined. Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the injury has been getting worse over time. Speaking of Farrell, he became the first person in the MLB to be tossed from a game for arguing a replay ruling.
It was a bad game for Boston, and a bad series overall. The season is only two weeks young, and the Red Sox still have 149 games left on their schedule. Farrell’s club travels to the Windy City on Tuesday for a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Let’s see if Farrell can calm down and get a little momentum shift in his team’s favor next week.