For all those times when the Red Sox have lost to a bunch of no names who just came up from the minors, last night was their turn.
Once De La Rosa exited to a standing ovation Alex Wilson came in to pitch the final two innings. The 27-year-old righty gave up three hits and one run over the course of his outing. The one run came via an inside the park homerun where Jackie Bradley Jr. tried to climb the wall to save him from giving up a hit. Unfortunately he did not make the play and ended up having the ball hit him in his face. Watching the collision, I know I was relieved when it turned out it was just a ball to the face and not a dislocated shoulder.
Individual offenses standouts where Xander Bogaerts, Grady Sizemor and Jonathan Herrera. Bogaerts went one for three with two walks and scored one run. Sizemore went two for four scoring two runs and recording a stolen base. His final out of the evening could've easily been his third hit if not for some great defense by Tampa Bay. Herrera went three for four scoring three runs and collecting one RBI.
Brock Holt started off the scoring by hitting his first career home run in the third inning to make the score 2-0.