#RedSox Game Summary (September 17) At Least Someone Came to Work

#RedSox Game Summary (September 17) At least someone came to work. Baseball is a tough game to play, and there are many factors that go into a successful day, so it’s not like I am denigrating the rest the team when I say this, but it is notable when just one guy supplies just about all the offense in a game. That guy, this time, was Jackie Bradley, Jr., who drove in both Boston runs with a 2 run jack in the 6th inning off Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi. He also singled in the game. The only other Boston batter with a hit was Andrew Benintendi. Brock Holt walked, and scored on JBJ’s big fly, and Dustin Pedroia also walked. That was it. The rest of the box score is goose eggs. Odorizzi is not that awesome a pitcher; his ERA is 4.46. For his part, Boston starter Eduardo Rodríguez had what most would consider a decent “quality” start. He went 5 2/3rds innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and a walk, with 7 punch-outs. The Rays runs came in the 1st, 5th, and 6th. In the 1st, Kevin Kiermaier singled, reached 2nd on a throwing error, and scored on an Evan Longoria single. In the 5th, the Rays loaded the bases on singles by Jesús Sucre, César Puello, and a walk by Peter Bourjos, followed by a RBI single by Evan Longoria. In the 6th, Sucre homered for the winning run. The Sox could muster nothing in response. Fortunately, the Yankees also lost, so the lead remains 3 in the AL East. Tampa Bay beat Boston, 3-2, at Tropicana Field. Record: 85-64. Game 149/13.

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