Red Sox get swept for the first time in 2018 season by the Tampa Bay Rays. In late August.
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So this just stinks, no doubt about it. Watching a team get swept as part of a 2-6 skid after being dominant all season is not entertaining. But it is what it it is and it’s best to just move on.
Today was not any better than the rest of the series. Another annoying loss with few runs and a lack of good pitching for the Red Sox. Today Nathan Eovaldi was the victim, who hasn’t been the same since his first 2 Red Sox starts.
He allowed 6 runs (5 earned) and 8 hits in 4 innings in the loss. The bullpen didn’t do very well either, with Heath Hembree and Matt Barnes turning in rough outings. They allowed 1 and 2 runs, respectively, on a pair of RBI doubles by Matt Duffy and Michael Perez.
Blake Snell had the best performance for the Rays by far though. He shut down the Red Sox lineup. Snell held the team to 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 8 batters. The only run came on a Mookie Betts sac fly that scored Sandy Leon in the 6th inning.
It was not a good game by any stretch for the Red Sox and the team looks the worst it has all year. But we know what this team is capable of.
They have been the best team in baseball all year. They need to take the day off tomorrow to regroup and come back as the team we know and love on Tuesday against the Marlins. It’ll be alright.