If you’re wondering why there are still questions about whether this team is good enough to win the World Series, last night was a refresher course in its maddening inconsistency.
But on Thursday, Chris Sale pitched an absolute dud in Cleveland, knocked around for seven runs in three innings, the second time this month the Indians had scored seven against the Cy Young favorite.
And, it turns out, even when they’ve been blistering hot for nearly a month, the Sox are capable of falling apart two nights in a row, something no team can afford come October.
“You never like (blowouts) regardless of what kind of streak you’re in or the brand of Baseball you’re playing for an extended period of time,” manager John Farrell said.
But they do suggest an occasional sloppiness, especially at shortstop where Xander Bogaerts just committed his 15th Error of the season, putting him right among a large group that’s chasing Tim Anderson for the most in baseball.
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