Red Sox Bullpen Implodes Allows 6 Runs in 8th Sox Lose 6-4 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox were cruising along leading the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 through the top of the 8th inning, when the bullpen imploded, allowing 6 runs, walking 4 and allowing 3 hits including a bases clearing triple by Denard Span. The Red Sox ended up losing 6-4.
The Red Sox wasted a great effort by Chris Sale, who threw 6 scoreless 1 hit innings walking 3 and striking out 9. Matt Barnes pitched a scoreless 7th before Joe Kelly and Carson Smith gave up the 6 runs in the 8th. Smith ended up with the loss and blown save.
Xander Bogaerts was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 3 runs batted in for the Red Sox. Eduardo Nunezwas 2-4 with an inside the park home run, driving in 2 runs.
The Red Sox are now 0-1 and will send David Price to the mound when the Boston Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The pregame will start at 6:25PM with the 1st pitch at 7:10PM on AM 1370 WDEA.