It may sound like a broken record, but the offense failed to show up again as the Red Sox lost 4-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday Night at Fenway Park.
Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman picked up the win, and in his last two starts against Boston, the blue-chipper have given up just one earned one and seven hits in 14 innings of work. Rubby De La Rosa was much better for the Sox in this start, but without any offense behind him he picked up the loss after allowing three earned runs in six innings.
As the BoSox keep losing, we are hearing more and more rumors about guys like Jon Lester being moved before the deadline. Frankly, the club has played at a monotone level and they look like they are ready to end this year’s title defense. It may be weird to see Lester pitching for another club, let alone in October, but it is what’s best for him in the short term at least.
Brock Holt, Dustin Pedroia, and Xander Bogaerts all picked up two hits, while Bogaerts smashed his eighth home run of the year. Look for Xander to finish the year strong, as he looks to have made some adjustments at the plate with more of focus on hitting the ball to opposite field.
Taking the mound for Boston tonight will be Brandon Workman as Lester was scratched from this start. Tears will be shed all across Red Sox Nation if Lester has made his last start as a member of the Sox, and we just hope that if he is moved, that he really considers coming back to the club in the offseason. It may not be as dramatic as LeBron James….and that’s all I got…nothing will top James going back to Cleveland.