Recap - Red Sox Lead Shrinks Again

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

If Rick Porcello continues to be unable to keep the ball in the yard....

If the offense continues to be completely inept, especially with the bases loaded....

We'll all be "onto the Patriots" sooner than we think.

Photo courtesy of NESN
Porcello (pictured) allowed three home runs and the Red Sox stranded ten runners in a brutal 10-4 Labor Day loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. He has now allowed a career-high 35 home runs this year. He previous high was 25 in 2015.

The Frustration Highlight of the Day Award has to go to Deven Marrero. Batting in the bottom of the second inning with the bases loaded and one out, he managed to make contact with the ball but in true 2017 style, it went about three feet, allowing the catcher to pick it up and step on home for an out.

Eduardo Nunez was the lone bright spot in the Boston lineup with two hits and three RBI's.

The loss to Toronto, combined with the Yankees beating Baltimore, dropped the Red Sox lead over New York to just 2.5 games in the AL East.

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