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Lackey, Red Sox Pounded by Rays, Swept in Series

It doesn't get much uglier than this.

John Lackey was pounded for 8 runs in 3.1 innings of work as the Sox fell 8-2 on Patriot's Day. The game was the Sox's 5th loss in a row and, obviously, a sweep for the Rays.

Let's just find the positives, shall we?

  • Scott Atchison is the man. He went 2.2 in relief of Lackey and allowed just ONE hit, NO runs and struck out TWO. Can you say, "closer"? OK, don't, but he filled a huge gap for the Sox today.
  • Jeremy Hermida hit a two-run home run. Offense? That is all.
  • Ramon Ramirez went two innings and allowed just two hits. Way to go, RamRam! That ERA sits at a pretty 6.43 now.
  • Ummm.

The (long) season continues Tuesday against the Rangers. Maybe the West will bring some victories.