Boston Red Sox: Tough Loss in Toronto Only Increases Fan’s Concerns

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The Red Sox look real bad right now, the offense is stagnant and the pitching looks eerily similar to last season. On Friday night, the Blue Jays continued to kick the Red Sox while they were down. 


The Jays pounded Boston 12-4 after a huge nine-run fifth inning sealed the deal. 


Boston had a 2-0 lead and starter Nathan Eovaldi was cruising along. It looked like the Red Sox were in control of the game. However, the wheels came completely off in the fifth. 


Toronto scorched Eovaldi for seven earned runs. Eovaldi wasn’t able to go five innings, he gave up eight hits, while striking out four. 


With the fifth inning meltdown leading to another loss, the Sox are now 2-8 in their last ten games. 


The pitching has been abysmal during this stretch. The starting rotation that’s posted an 8.40 ERA over its last 11 starts. Quite frankly, you can’t play winning baseball if you can’t pitch. 


On July 26, the Red Sox held a 1 ½ games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays. After Friday nights loss, the club is now 2 ½. 


The Red Sox have climbed back into first place before. But right now, everything looks off with this baseball team. 


Xander Bogaerts expressed his frustration the second time in a less than a week on his teams play. 


“It’s not about a lack of effort, a lack of focus, a lack of work. It’s none of that,” said Bogaerts. “Maybe we should try harder because apparently what we’re doing right now is not enough.”


The cause for concern with the Red Sox fan base has validity during this putrid stretch. Fans are frustrated with the lack of moves to improve the Red Sox at the trade deadline. With the teams play there’s a portion of the fan base making the correlation that the lack of moves, has resulted in their play. 


The Red Sox will play a doubleheader against the Jays on Saturday. Nick Pivetta and Tanner Houck will get the start in each game. Both starters will need to be sharp. If Boston can sweep Saturday’s games, they can cut into the Rays lead in the division. 


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