Toronto Torches Red Sox Pitching [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox jumped out to an early 4-0 lead against Toronto but it was short lived as an inning later Clay Buchholz collapsed and allowed 5 runs leading to an 11-8 loss.Boston scored 4 times in the bottom of the second inning but in the top of the third Buchholz could not throw it past the Jays and never made it out of the inning as he surrendered 5 runs on 6 hits and a walk. The loss drops his record to 1-3 as his ERA goes up to 5.76.
Jose Baustista had 2 hits including a homerun and 3 rbi as part of the Jays 17 hit attack. Josh Donaldson also homered as part of a 3 hit night in which he also drove in 2 runs.
The Boston pitching staff has the worst ERA in the Major League, have allowed more 5+ run innings (6) than any other team and have allowed more total runs in the league.
The Red Sox did receive two doubles from Pablo Sandoval, and David Ortiz and Mookie Betts each doubled. Hanley Ramirez hit his 9th home run of the year and 200th of his career.
Prior to the game, the Red Sox sent Steven Wright back down to Pawtucket and recalled Jacki Bradley Jr. The question is will the Sox make another roster move today, as they used 6 pitchers in the loss on Tuesday. Mike Napoli remains out of the Napoli with a "contagious disease".
These two teams meet for the rubber game of the series Wednesday night with the pregame starting at 5:25PM and first pitch at 6:10 on AM 1370 WDEA. Rick Porcello takes the mound for the Red Sox with a 1-2 6.48 ERA and he'll be opposed by R.A. Dickey 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA.