Game 2. Red Sox are in a hole now.
Awesome, Red Sox are now down 0-2 in a best of five series after being shut-out by Cleveland 6-0. Red Sox are heading back to Boston now, to try and not be swept in Big Papi’s final post-season. The pressure is on John Farrell now, he needs to at least coach this team back to Cleveland for a game 5. A very tough task to ask, but one that has to be delivered.
David Price’s post-season woes just continued last night, bringing his record to a hall of fame like 0-8 as a starter…. after going only 3.1 innings with 5 earned runs, he just added to how he hasn’t been able to show us his worth all season long. This game not only hurt Price’s reputation some more, it also forced the bull pen to be used early, two nights in a row. Good thing over those 8.1 innings they’ve struck out 11.
Corey Kluber was on point last night for the Indians. he struck batters out 7 times over 7 shut-out innings. All day he just baffled Red Sox hitters as if they were little leaguers. His team needed their ace, they supported him with 4 runs in the 2nd, and he went on to deliver a brilliant start.
Red Sox bats really need to wake up, they look as if they peaked just a bit too soon, and time has run out. Just look at Jackie Bradley Jr he’s gone 0-6 with 5 strikeouts. JBJ can’t get all the blame either, the Sox other top hitters have been just as terrible. Hanley Ramirez, Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia, Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined to go 6 for 38 with 18 Ks. This team can not go back to Fenway Park and lay another egg. If this season is worth anything to the team. They need to use that high powered offense we all know is there, and kick some Cleveland behind.
Its win or go home time ladies and gentlemen. Does that mean its time for David Ortiz to give us one last show? I mean, he’s helped the team come back from two down before back in 2003, his first season with the Sox. The Red Sox came back another time too, back in 1999. So, Big Papi, its time to show off why exactly you’re called Senor October, and help the Red Sox come back, one last time.
Clay Buchholz will be taking on Josh Tomlin tomorrow in Boston.