Red Sox: Fister okay but Sox beat up Toronto in 11 innings for 7 – 4 victory

The Boston Red Sox line up were walked a season high 14 times and won in extra innings 7 – 4 against the Jays in Toronto

Adding Doug Fister is turning into a not so bad move for Dave Dombrowski. This coming with the news that Travis Shaw is continuing his dominance in Milwaukee. After giving a three run homer in the 1st inning, Fister settled down quickly scattering two hits, three walks, and struck out three over his next four innings. Fister threw 100 pitches in all tonight getting the no decision.

The Sox bullpen couldn’t get the job done for him surrending a run to tie the game up at four runs a piece. The next time the team scored again wasn’t until the top half of the 11th inning when they scored three runs. Closer Craig Kimbrel shut the door for his league leading 23rd save on the season.

Mitch Moreland who was once known as Mitchy-Two-Bags didn’t have a great game tonight going 0/6 with three strike outs and couldn’t get anything done with the bases loaded striking out both times. Mookie Betts is the two-bag man, Mookie-Two-Bags doesn’t have as good a ring to it but I guess it work until Mitchy gets back into the swing of things, no pun intended.

Devin Marrero was the real star of the night knocking in the go ahead run in the 6th inning and then again knocked in the go ahead runs in the top half of the 11th inning shutting the door for any come back with you know who warming up in the bullpen. Both of Marrero’s hits came in the clutch. He now has 17 RBI’s on the year and boosted his batting average to .183 which still leaves a lot to be desired.

The Sox have Chris Sale going up next tomorrow afternoon looking for his 11th win on the year against Francisco Liriano and the Blue Jays. The Sox will look to win their 3rd in a row and 5th game in their last six games.


Photo Credit – Adam Glanzman – Getty Images


One thought on “Red Sox: Fister okay but Sox beat up Toronto in 11 innings for 7 – 4 victory

  1. Doug Fister has been a welcome addition to the starting rotation with Eduardo Rodriguez out.
    With Rodriguez now ready to return, Fister could be a valuable addition to the bull pen. The issue with Kelly (unable to pitch 2 consecutive days) makes him tradeable with Sandoval and Thornburg.


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