DISCLAIMER: Excuse the scoring error it was late and I was tired -
The Red Sox fall to the Blue Jays, 6-4 at Fenway Park. -
For Boston, Drew Pomeranz got the start and he had what was arguably his worst outing all season, going just two innings and allowing five runs off seven hits and one walk while failing to strike out a single batter. He put the Sox in a hole early and drained the energy out of the offense. Pomeranz picks up his 6th loss of the 2017 season and looks to improve in his next start. -
Offensively, Boston mustered seven hits in the contest, as the bats were relatively non-existent. Mookie Betts had two RBI's in the game, one on a groundout and the other on a single. Hanley Ramirez also got a RBI off a groundout in the first inning. Andrew Benintendi hit his first career pinch hit home run, his 20th overall on the year, but ultimately it came too late to effect the outcome of the game. -
The biggest concern for Boston in this game should be injuries, as two of the Red Sox best hitters, Mookie Betts and Eduardo Nunez, each left the game early with injuries. Betts' injury didn't look to serious, as he is dealing with "left wrist pain" after a swing he made for a RBI single. Nunez's injury, however, appeared to be more serious, as he injured his knee also while swinging, and it affected the rest of his at bat and disabled him from running. There are no official diagnosis' for either injury, so be on the look out for any changes in the lineup tomorrow as Pedroia was fighting injuries before and now Nunez and Betts are as well. -
The bullpen pitched well, providing six shutout innings before Addison Reed allowing a solo home run in the ninth inning. Before Reed's poor outing, Austin Maddox, Blaine Boyer, and Carson Smith each made scoreless appearances out of the bullpen. Smith's was big as he made his longest appearance since August of 2015, tossing two shutout innings. Overall it was another good showing from the bullpen, which has remained consistent and kept the Red Sox in many games this season. -
With the loss, Boston moves to 91-65, snapping its 6 game winning streak, and dropping its lead in the AL East to 4 with New York's win over K.C.