#RedSox Game Summary (May 14) No Miracle Today

#RedSox Game Summary (May 14) No miracle today. Those of us who remember the “Mother’s Day Miracle” from 2007 were hoping for a comeback, but it was not to be. Worse yet, although the Sox have Hanley Ramirez back, and with any luck David Price will rejoin the club after his rehab work in Pawtucket, Drew Pomeranz had to leave the game at the start of the 4th with some unspecified shoulder strain. This game was a long, slow agony, as the Rays scattered runs through the first 7 innings, and then piled up 7 off a hapless Heath Hembree in the 9th. Before leaving the game, Pomeranz gave up a 1st inning triple to Corey Dickerson, who scored on an Evan Longoria sac fly. In the 2nd, he walked the first two batters, who moved over on a sacrifice bunt, resulting in a sac fly for another Tampa Bay score. After his departure, Ben Taylor gave up a ground-rule double to Kevin Kiermaier that should have been an out. Three guys converged on it; Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr., and Adam Benintendi, but it fell in their midst and bounced into the stands. 3B umpire Jeff Nelson may have gotten in the way, but in all fairness, it was almost impossible to field that popup with the twisting wind and hazy sky. Kiermaier then scored on a single by Jesus Sucre. In the 7th, Matt Barnes walked one and gave up 2 singles for another TB run. The Sox, for their part, scored in the first as well, when Mookie Betts drew a walk off Rays starter Matt Andriese, stole 2nd, reached 3rd on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a Xander Bogaerts double. Christian Vazquez led off the 5th with a single, reached 3rd on a Deven Marrero ground-rule double (which Steven Souza seemed to have lost in the sky momentarily), and was driven in with a single by Dustin Pedroia. So, entering the 9th, Boston still had a chance to come back, down 4-2. But the Rays decided to make a point of showing that today would not be a day of miracles. After six singles, three off Robbie Ross, Jr., and three more off Heath Hembree, came the bomb: a 3 run blast by Steven Souza to put the game away. Tampa Bay’s Corey Dickerson also doubled in the game. Bad weather, bad play, bad game. Put it behind, and press on. Tampa Bay beat Boston, 11-2, at Fenway Park. Record: 19-18. Game 37/125.

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