#RedSox Game Summary (May 29) Wanted: A Slugger

#RedSox Game Summary (May 29) Wanted: a slugger. John Farrell made the strategic choice of benching Mitch Moreland in favor of Sam Travis because of White Sox starter David Holmberg’s record against left-handed hitters. Perhaps a good reason, but it left the lineup with very little pop. Moreland did come into the game later, but perhaps it was too late (he whiffed, by the way). Boston started the scoring in the first inning, when Mookie Betts led off with a double, and scored on a Xander Bogaerts sac fly. In the 4th, two walks a Christian Vazquez double, and a fielder’s choice yielded 2 more Red Sox runs. Mookie Betts added one more in the 5th with a solo line drive homer to left. David Price, in his first start of the season after coming off the DL and a brief rehab stint in Pawtucket, looked pretty solid, except for the 3rd inning, when he walked two, then yielded a 3 run jack to Melky Cabrera. The Sox were leading, 4-3, going into the 7th. With Matt Barnes on the mound, Yolmer Sanchez tripled, and Kevan Smith doubled for the game-tying run. Smith subsequently scored on a Cabrera single. The Olde Towne Team went quietly after that, with 6 consecutive outs in the 8th and 9th innings. Chicago beat Boston, 5-4, at (no kidding) Guaranteed Rate Field. (It used to be US Cellular Field. This new name makes me think that naming rights for ballparks must be losing value. How long will it be before we see Jack’s Pawnshop and Payday Loans Park?) Record: 27-23. Game 50/112.

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