Home > Game Recaps, MLB > Red Sox Game 55 recap: Sox over Fox

Red Sox Game 55 recap: Sox over Fox

Highest WPA: Ruy De La Rosa (for there were no BBs, somehow!), .239 (7 IP, 4 H, 8 K)
Lowest WPA: David “manly man” Ortiz, -.082 (0-4, 2 K, 5 LOB)

It was pretty clear that Fox really, really wanted a fight tonight (I enjoy that sort of thing, but denying Fox what it wants is even better). Instead, they just got a lopsided baseball game featuring a pair of first homers – Jackie Bradley’s first of 2014, and the first of BROCK HOLT!’s career – to go with amusingly poor pitching and defense for Tampa Bay, who basically look as bad now as Boston did a week ago (read: don’t get cocky, kids). Oh, and another first: this has to be the first game I haven’t been able to say anything bad about Jonathan Herrera. Weird, weird times.

Of course, weirdness notwithstanding, Rubby De La Rosa is not a guy I trust. He’s only 25 and he looked like a stud tonight, but even showing marked improvement from last year, his walk rate was worse than the International League average. Yes, he was striking out almost one AAA batter per inning, and that’s cool. He may even be a passable spot starter, and I’d rather he get several chances before we hear Allen Webster’s name again. But anyone trying to paint him as a complement to Xander Bogaerts as part of a young core of impact Sox… please, PLEASE slow down.

But hey, even if he’s not a big part of the future, he was really fun to watch for one game. Even I’m not a big enough buzzkill to deny that.

Categories: Game Recaps, MLB Tags:
  1. May 31, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    The Rays are clearly playing the long game here. Sure, they lost *today*, but if they managed to convince the Red Sox that Rubby or Bradley are worth giving more chances to, they’ll come out winners in the end.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: