When they hit, they don't pitch. When they pitch, they don't hit. And on Friday night, just to check all the boxes, they added poor fielding and sloppy baserunning.
After the Red Sox score three runs in the first four innings the staff imploded, resulting in a nine-run fifth inning and a demoralizing 12-5 loss to the Angels.
4hThe Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League on Friday night abruptly canceled the promotion that barbed slugger Alex Rodriguez after a complaint by the New York Yankees.
4hHanley Ramirez leaves the game in the 6th inning with left hand soreness after being hit with a pitch in the 4th inning.
6hDan Shaughnessy says that the Red Sox players have become too comfortable with John Farrell because they know he won’t call them out.
7hHanley Ramirez isn't producing anywhere close to how he was in April. He's also less than 100-percent. But there are no plans for a trip to the DL.
7hRusney Castillo was not promoted to rescue the Red Sox. But can Castillo help? Can Castillo contribute enough to help the Red Sox get pointed in the right direction? Absolutely.
7hMookie Betts will play alongside another right-fielder Friday night, but he says the communication between him and Rusney Castillo is just fine.
9hDespite pinch-hitting on Thursday night, Pablo Sandoval was held out of the lineup Friday as he continues to recover from getting hit on the knee.