Originally Posted by LITTLE NELL
Decent pitching and lousy hitting add up to another loss.
Got to give them a little credit for coming back from a 3-0 deficit to tie it up only to lose in the tenth.
The Sox could have won this game with lousy hitting. They could have swept the series with lousy hitting. In each of the last two extra-inning losses, they failed to score a runner who reached third with nobody out before the game got to the ninth. Today it was a Phegley infield pop out and a Morel double play that was the difference. In the second game Saturday it was a Viciedo strikeout, a Wells pop out and a Flowers ground out.
Another way to look at it would be that giving up a two-out run-scoring hit to the opposing pitcher was the difference. In close games there isn't always one difference. I believe the Sox are done in National League parks for the season, so they shouldn't have to worry about pitching to pitchers anymore. I wonder how well pitchers as hitters did against the Sox this year compared to designated hitters. Pitchers seemed to get a lot of hits and drive in a lot of runs against the Sox this year.