August 12, 2019

G122: Cleveland 6, Red Sox 5

Red Sox   - 010 200 101 - 5 12  0
Cleveland - 203 000 001 - 6 12  0
The Red Sox fought back after Eduardo Rodriguez (6-10-5-3-5, 113) put them in a 5-1 hole, tying the game in the top of the ninth. But Carlos Santana led off the bottom half against Marcus Walden with his 26th home run of the year, giving Boston what several players admitted was a very tough loss.

Jackie Bradley led off the seventh with a home run and Xander Bogaerts had a two-out, run-scoring double in the ninth. Bogaerts then stole third, but was stranded when Andrew Benintendi flied to right.

Bogaerts, on his double:
In that moment you try to help your team and in the end it wasn't enough. ... It was joyful for a quick five minutes. ... It's tough, man. I don't know what to say.
Alex Cora:
Honestly, it's tough because I do feel this is one of the best games we've played in a while as far as being locked in, grinding out at-bats. ... We kept fighting, fighting, fighting ... but then that happens.
The Red Sox have lost 12 of their last 15 games. At 62-59, they are a mere three games over .500 for the first time since June 14.

AL Wild Card: MIN/TBR –, OAK 2.0, BOS 8.0.

Eduardo Rodriguez / Zach Plesac
Betts, RF
Devers, 3B
Bogaerts, SS
Martinez, DH
Benintendi, LF
Vázquez, C
Moreland, 1B
Holt, 2B
Bradley, CF


Nick Sincere said...

Nuff sed.

Paul Hickman said...

If there was THE game, that had all the ingredients of the 2019 season, that might just be it ?

Like putting 2 identical things in the Oven, in 2018 it came out Grand, in 2019 just unidentifiable "mush" !!!!!!

Don't remember when my "hopes" for the Sox ended, was it May, June, July ?

Being a Fan does strange things to your common sense, but I still held out very very faint hopes of "making the playoffs"

Surely after tonight the season has officially & indisputably "expired"

It just wasn't our year

There's always next year

Definitely Maybe !

johngoldfine said...

And you thought 2019 couldn't get worse!