Another game, another weak offensive effort for the Red Sox, who lost to the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Monday Night at Fenway Park.
Boston has now lost six of seven games and three in a row, as their lineup continues to struggle against even the most mediocre of starting pitchers. The White Sox scored all of their runs off Sox starter Clay Buchholz with home runs. First a solo shot by Adam Dun, followed by a three-run blast later in the game by Dayan Viciedo.
Buchholz still pitched well, going seven innings, allowing those four earned runs with seven strikeouts. He continues to show that his injury and his mechanical issues are behind him, but until there are some runs behind him also, Clay may be in for more losses even in sold outings.
The Red Sox only collected two hits in the game off of White Sox pitching, both coming from the bottom of the lineup.
This latest loss brings Boston to 39-50 and are now firmly in last place in the American League East, as the Tampa Bay Rays are playing consistent baseball, even without scoring a ton of runs, something the Sox have not been able to do. Boston now sits a season-low (or high however you look at it) 10 games out of first place in the division.
Brandon Workman gets the start tonight against Chicago against lefty John Danks. Workman struggled in his last outing, but at this point, until this offense starts putting up runs, it’s hard to get excited over any starting pitching performance not by Jon Lester.