Red Sox drop first game of four game set with Yankees.
After a wild start in Boston that saw both teams put up six runs apiece in the first two innings of the game, the Boston Red Sox fell to the New York Yankees 10-8 in the first of four games in Fenway Park.
It’s supposed to be the series where the Boston Red Sox need to turn the corner and start proving on the diamond that they can compete with a high-level. For awhile, the Boston Red Sox looked up to the task coming back from two deficits of 5-0 and 6-5 respectively to eventually take the lead on a Mauro Gomez single to left-field in the fifth inning.
At that point, it seemed like the Boston Red Sox bull-pen could take it home as they have been statistically the best ERA in baseball since the end of April and have posted a 2.69 ERA against all teams not named the New York Yankees.
Sadly, that same bull-pen has 15.30 ERA against the Yankees. They posted four runs in the 7th inning against the Red Sox bull-pen and took a three run lead that they kept for the rest of the game.
The Red Sox had an opportunity in the 7th inning to tie the game again with two runners on and yet another chance with two runners on with Adrian Gonzalez at the plate. They just couldn’t get it done again.
It’s sad because Red Sox fans had been waiting for a game where they fought back hard against a really good baseball team to take a win and tonight looked to be that night. There are only so many times that teams can stage comebacks during a game and making one three times just wasn’t in the cards tonight.
Hopefully, the Sox come back strong and take both games tomorrow during the day night double header.