Red Sox 1, Orioles 7: Disaster Day, Disaster Night

August 14, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (16) pitches in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

On a day where the Red Sox were made to look like a disaster in the press, they did nothing but reinforce the idea with a disaster in the field, on the mound, and at the plate.

The impotence of the Red Sox tonight is pretty easily summed up by this:

Inning Runners Stranded Runners Scored
1 1 0
2 1 0
3 2 0
4 1 1
5 1 0
6 2 0
7 3 0
8 1 0
9 0 0

Carl Crawford was the only player to come through with a runner in scoring position, knocking home Cody Ross in the fourth. In total, the Sox were a remarkable 1-for-10 with RISP, with Adrian Gonzalez, Cody Ross, and Ryan Lavarnway combining for 12 men left on--Ross and Lavarnway each striking out with the bases loaded in that tragic seventh inning.

Josh Beckett actually had a pretty promising beginning to his outing, getting hurt on two bad fastballs that floated over the plate to Omar Quintanilla and Mark Reynolds, each launching big shots to right field. Other than that, he was impressive enough right up until the sixth, when he let two men on with one out, had a chopper get past him and Aviles for an infield single that didn't so much as reach dirt, and gave up another single up the middle to fall behind 4-1.

In came Mark Melancon, and his first pitch left the park. 7-1 just like that. Beckett wasn't as bad as the score makes it seem, but with his year being what it is, there are no excuses to be made.

About the only positive is that Andrew Bailey finally made his way into a game, striking out the last batter in the bottom of the eighth. But even he surrendered a walk first.

What a day...

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