Come on Tazawa and the Red Sox

e742e623e8ec07843890da0f1778da0e_crop_northI wasn’t feeling so great when I saw that the Red Sox pitcher, Rick Porcello, was going up against the Chicago White Sox pitcher, Chris Sale. Sale’s name is being tossed around in talk of a Cy Young award; there’s talk about tossing Porcello as his track record is not helping the Red Sox cause.

Porcello, coming off the disabled list, pitched his best game of the season. It’s not like the Red Sox didn’t have lots of chances. Sales got into early trouble with walking 635659392512523850-USP-MLB-TORONTO-BLUE-JAYS-AT-BOSTON-RED-SOX-72686858runners and hitting a batter. He was doing much better than he did when he pitched against Boston, but in Boston, when he didn’t even make it to five innings. The Red Sox just couldn’t take advantage; Hanley Ramirez couldn’t pull the trigger with the bases loaded. Rusney Castillo got picked off base quite easily.

Travis Shaw came threw for BoSox, delivering the first two runs of the game. But is two runs, even the three runs the Sox have now, enough. Can the bullpen not blow it like they have been?

May 8, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox pitcher Robbie Ross Jr (28) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Toronto defeated Boston 7-0. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox pitcher Robbie Ross Jr (28) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Toronto defeated Boston 7-0. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Robbie Ross came in and shut the ChiSox down. Red Sox Nation is collectively sitting on the edges of our seats. Two outs in the 9th inning. Phew. The Red Sox won the game. Yippee! Double Yippee because earlier in the day, I watched the Yankees lose again to the Houston Astros.

April 26, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa (36) pitches during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
April 26, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa (36) pitches during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

1 Comment

  1. I was shocked at Porcello’s performance last night. Very good. Rehab paid off for him. Just wish it would do the same thing for Clay On-A-Permanent-Vacation-Buchholtz! What is wrong with that guy? Get rid of him Sox!!! Please… get some more good pitchers!!!

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