Bobby Valentine has had a rough week. First his sideshow debacle with Kevin Youkilis, and now another loss to the Yankees has the rage of the city of Boston at his office door. It looked like a brilliant day early on at Fenway Park late Saturday afternoon, with Felix Doubront quieting the high-powered Yankees offense over six dominant innings, but then the Boston bullpen showed up and surrendered consecutive 7-run innings in the 7th and 8th, resulting in a terrible 15-9 loss. The game represented everything that has gone wrong for the Sox in 2012.
Sox Bats Still Hitting
The one thing that has gone right all season has been the offense for the hot Sox lineup, which battered Yankees starter Freddy Garcia early and often, knocking him out after just 1.2 innings of work. Garcia was tagged for five earned runs, including RBI doubles from David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning. Ortiz was 4-4 on the day, reaching base five times and raising his average to .436. Continue reading Red Sox Blow 9-Run Lead in Horrific Loss to Yankees »