Well, maybe the Boston Red Sox will find their shape in New York.
The Red Sox lost 8-1 against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday and were content to split their four games at Fenway Park. The Boston offensive scored only four goals a day after picking up only seven against the low Orioles.
Hector Velazquez started the game of the Patriots' Day and had to accept the defeat after he had two hits and four runs over three innings. The all-rounder had only one punch.
Marcus Walden, Heath Hembree and Tyler Thornburg gave up to relinquish seven runs in relief.
The only positives for Boston were in the field, where catcher Christian Vazquez started on the second base and first baseman Steve Pearce made a great play in the left field.
The Red Sox dropped to 6-1
So it went on:
GAME IN ONE WORD
The Red Sox offense did not do anything for Dan Strailey and Jimmy Yacabonis, while pitching the team did little to inspire them.
ABOUT THE PUSH
– Velazquez did his Velazquez thing – three pretty good innings – and certainly did enough to keep his team in the game.
The only right-handed man was commissioned by Renato Nunez with an RBI single.
– Walden scored a goalless fourth place, but was riddled in fifth place, allowing three runs with two goals, including a two-run homer by Dwight Smith Jr.
– Colten Brewer worked around a pair of hits to score a goalless sixth inning.
– Brandon Workman continued his strong season with a perfect seventh place finish.
– Hembree allowed a two-part homer by Chris Davis in a deflating eighth inning.
– Thornburg was roughened in ninth position, allowing two runs with two strokes and a walk.
IN THE BATTER'S BOX
– Not much to write about, if we are honest.
– The only Red Sox run came in the fifth inning when Xander Bogaerts met Steve Pearce on an RBI groundout.
– Bogaerts (1 for 4), J.D. Martinez (2 for 4) and Rafael Devers (1 for 2) had the only goals for the Red Sox.
TWEET OF THE DAY
Despite the defeat, it was a beautiful marathon Monday at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox will travel to the Bronx to begin a series of two games with the New York Yankees. First place at Yankee Stadium is scheduled at 18:35. ET on Tuesday.
thumbnail photo about Bob DeChiara / USA TODAY Sports Images