Friday, May 30, 2014

Fourth Straight W

The Braves gift-wrapped a win to the Red Sox last night, a game the Sox did not lead in until the last play of the game.

It sealed a sweep in the home-and-home, four-game series for the Red Sox.

Both Upton brothers made errors in the outfield in the 8th, as the Sox tied the score at 3. And their ace closer Craig Kimbrel couldn't find home plate in the 9th, walking two before the red-hot Xander Bogaerts lined a shot to third. Chris Johnson fired to second to get Brock Holt, but the ball skipped away and Jackie Bradley scooted home from third for the winning run and a 4-3 victory.

Solid outing by Jake Peavy, giving up three runs in eight innings. And I continue to love the play of Holt, as he had three hits and a walk.

Lots of hopeful signs out there. Bullpen continues to be rock solid, and the Red Sox are hitting much better when it counts. Still a long way back, as they are now 24-29, 7 games back in fourth place.

Last place Tampa Bay comes to Fenway tonight, with Brandon Workman getting his second start since his recall from Pawtucket.

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