3 takes from Monday: 1. Only one rookie CF at a time. 2. A tiring Tazawa. 3. Another quality start with no bats.
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"Almost every team in baseball would've believed those two guys would hit better than they've hit." - Bob Ryan
Brandon Workman's last start was skipped, and that added rest in-between starts along with a couple tweaks in mechanics has him looking good on the mound.
The Red Sox got the ground ball they were looking for, but Junichi Tazawa couldn't field - or throw - it cleanly. That led to two runs.
The Red Sox strand 12 runners on Monday night - including one in the 9th inning - falling to the Angels in the first game of a four-game set, 4-2.