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July 23rd 2022 , A Day That Will Live in Red Sox Infamy

The 28 runs the Blue Jay put up on the Red Sox last night at Fenway was not what you I or anyone who sat down in the tightest seats in baseball last night expected.. But that’s what we were handed. My eyes still burn. 

Boston Red Sox's Alex Verdugo looks at the scoreboard during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, July 22, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

In the one hundred and twenty two years of the Boston Red Sox no one has ever seen the complete meltdown that Red Sox Nation all witnessed.  This was a record setting night for the old town team. The only saving grace to last night’s debacle is that 28 runs are only a Sox record. And not the most put up by one opponent vs another. That  distinction belongs to the Texas Rangers who dropped a XXX on the Baltimore Orioles in 2007. 

Two guys I’d love to see on the Red Sox bench right now — Red (@SurvivingGrady) July 23, 2022

Are you sitting Down 

The Sox have given up 55 runs in their last three games. Any thought of coming out rested, refreshed and refocused after the All-Star Break was swept away midway through the third inning. The Sox defacto Ace Nate Eovaldi had surrendered nine runs in 2.2 . Including a bases loaded inside the park home run that came via Blooming Prospect Jarren Duran’s lost fly ball in the lights? In the clouds ?. A Ball so routine Toronto’s Raimel Tapia didn’t even bust out of the box for. By the time Tapia slid head first across home plate ( He didn’t even need to slide.)  The team that wears BOSTON across its chest was chasing a 10-0 deficit. Heads were hanging. Not just in the field but across New England. For Christ sakes you could have at least chased after it Jarren. 

1. Duran losing the ball and not running back (as he should) is bad. 2. Duran not chasing the ball when it lands is worse. 3. Duran not realizing his failure and apologizing for lack of effort later is the worst and should mark the end of this stint on the @RedSox #DirtyWater — Anthony Curtis (@AnthonyCurtis68) July 23, 2022

But wait there’s more 

In the fifth the Jays scored ELEVEN runs with two outs. I didn’t think you could give up eleven runs with two gone if you tried. And I’ve coached Little League. But the sox proved me wrong. By the time the carnage was over the Sox had themselves their worst loss in franchise history. 28-5. In a game the scorekeeper could only hand them two errors in. 

We did Score five 

Vazquez had two leave the friendly confines – JBJ hit a two run mammoth blast and Rob Refsnyder went yard. Hazzah !  I hope it all helps them all in their next contract negotiations. 

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