In a season filled with disappointments, Sunday’s may well have been the toughest loss so far for the 2014 Red Sox, who overcame a 5 run deficit in the 7th inning only to lose to the Orioles in extra innings. And with Sunday night’s win by the Rays, the Red Sox are now officially in last place in the American League East.
Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy gave a solid performance, working out of trouble from time to time, and ultimately allowing two runs, one earned, the other on a throwing error by Xander Bogaerts. In all, Peavy went 6.0 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3.
Peavy’s teammates, meanwhile, lived up to expectations, particularly when he’s on the mound. He entered the game with an average of 3.01 runs of support per outing, the 2nd-lowest rate among qualifying American League pitchers. When he left the game he was in sole possession of the top spot for that dubious record.
After Peavy left the game things got interesting. [Read more…]