#RedSox Game Summary (April 29) Late Dismissal

#RedSox Game Summary (April 29) Late dismissal. Does it seem to you that John Farrell has shown a tendency, just this year, to keep his starters in a little too long? In this case, Steven Wright was riding a 4-3 lead going into the 7th inning, and yet came out to the mound for more. This surprised even the booth guys, Dave O’Brien and Jerry Remy. Wright has not been 100% since his pinch-running injury last year, and 6 innings seemed about enough. Also, he had a fairly high pitch count by that point (97). Three pitches later, he had yielded a game-tying home run to the Cubs’ Miguel Montero, gotten a pop-out, and gave up a double Jon Jay, who ultimately scored on a single by Kyle Schwarber (who later scored on a force play). Prior to that, things were looking pretty good for the Sox. In the 2nd inning, a walk and a pair of hits netted the first run of the game off our old friend, John Lackey. In the next inning, Xander Bogaerts tripled and scored on an Andrew Benintendi sac fly, and Hanley Ramirez hit a monster shot over the big monster that may have achieved low earth orbit. Boston led, 3-0. In the next inning, after a Kris Bryant double, Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo homered to make it 3-2. The Sox came back in the 5th with a Benintendi dinger into the visitors’ bullpen. 4-2. In the 6th, Kris Bryant doubled and scored on a fielder’s choice. After Wright’s bad inning, our old friend Koji Uehara kept the Sox at bay, and the Cubs bullpen did their job from there. Chicago got one more run, just for emphasis, in the 9th, with a Ben Zobrist solo pop to left. Chicago beat Boston, 7-4 in interleague play, at Fenway Park. Record: 12-11. Game 23/139.

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